When Revision Doesn't Work...
Workshop in the Long Island Writing Project Saturday Series
When Revision Doesn't Work...What Do We Do About It?
As teachers, we know that revision (re-envisioning) is of enormous value to our student writers. How do we find the time for our students to re-envision the writing of their peers, how do we prepare our students to do this, and how do we help our students see the benefit of this activity? This workshop will address these issues as we come together to talk about our own practices and experiences with the possibilities and challenges of peer revision. Jane Maher, a professor at Nassau Community College, will be the facilitator for this workshop, open to all teachers, no matter your grade level. There is a $10 fee for attending the workshop. Members of the LIWP attend for free. You can sign up to be a member of the LIWP on the day of the workshop. Yearly dues are $20 and then all workshops are free for members!
Long Island Writing Project
The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) is an official site of the National Writing Project, part of a federally-funded network of 200 sites nationwide and eight sites in New York State. Through our work with teachers in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties, we seek to improve writing, reading and learning in area schools. Since our inception in 1993, over 1000 teachers have participated in our programs.
The LIWP comprises teachers from kindergarten through university. One of the most important foundational beliefs of our Project is that teachers improve their knowledge of teaching writing by writing themselves. Another is that the best way to improve our own teaching is through sharing what works with other effective teachers. We welcome your inquiries, and look forward to writing, learning and teaching with you.