CSISD Writing Project Debut

The First Ever, First Annual Writing Institute!

Come be a part of the inaugural cohort of teachers, striving to make a difference in the lives of student writers. This experience promises to be transformative.

Have you been thinking about how your students engage and respond to your writing instruction? Have you wondered how you may reach more students more authentically through the writing process? Are your students confidently using what they learn in writing in many aspects of their lives? Are your students writing because they want to?


Stop the spinning world for one week this summer and experience a gentle journey through the writing process at the CSISD Writing Project Debut. Participants will leave with a wealth of examples to use in mini-lessons and conferences with their students. Come be a part of this exciting grassroots community of learning of writing in CSISD.


The goal of the CSISD Writing Project is to make a difference in the quality of writing instruction for all students by emphasizing the possibilities it holds for all students and even for yourself.


Deb Kelt from the HTWP - Hear of Texas Writing Project (an affiliate of the National Writing Project) as well as our own teacher consultants will provide a 5 day institute where teachers will learn the strategies and practices that make writing workshop come to life. Participants will consider the expert practices from literacy leaders like Lucy Calkins, Rand and Katherine Bomer, and Katie Wood Ray. In addition, participants will discover how their own writing life can inform their teaching practice, by writing themselves.

Deb Kelt from the HTWP - Hear of Texas Writing Project (an affiliate of the National Writing Project) as well as our own teacher consultants will provide a two-part institute where teachers will learn the strategies and practices that make writing workshop come to life. Participants will consider the expert practices from literacy leaders like Lucy Calkins, Randy and Katherine Bomer, and Katie Wood Ray. In addition, participants will discover how their own writing lives can inform their teaching practice by writing themselves.

SAVE the DATES!

Day One: - May 5th, 2015

Day Two - Six - August 3rd - 7th


Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day.


Please note participating in this professional development opportunity takes a commitment to be present each scheduled day, for the full day. We are extremely fortunate to have Deb Kelt join us for the entire week. Participants will need to make it a priority to be present each day.