Workshop for Writers Workshop

An Oakland Schools Community of Secondary Workshop Teachers

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2021-2022 Sessions

It’s time to collabowrite!

Let’s collaborate and write together!


Enjoy a space where general education and special education teachers can have a space, place, and time to engage in writing, explore strategies, and collaborate. Experience a co-teaching model to engage students in the writing process while infusing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Workshop Principles. Teaching writing is not always easy, so let’s work together. This group meets every week with new topics each week. Please feel free to join when you can. This is for individual teachers or teams to join.

Workshop for Writers Workshop is a virtual community of practice designed to bring educators and practice together. We will be meeting on Zoom. SCHECHs will be available pending approval.


Sessions are on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:30 PM on Zoom, beginning September 16, 2021.

Workshop Topics

  • Thursday, September 16, 3:30- 4:30 p.m

    • Topic: Building a Classroom Community to Support Workshop: Part 1

  • Thursday, September 23, 3:30- 4:30 p.m

    • Topic: Building a Classroom Community to Support Workshop: Part 2

  • Thursday, September 30, 3:30- 4:30 p.m

    • Topic: Elements of Workshop

  • Thursday, October 7 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Quickwrites

  • Thursday, October 14 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Generating Ideas using MAPS

  • Thursday, October 21 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Writing with Tech: Using Speech-to-Text

  • Thursday, October 28 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, November 4 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Generating Ideas with Mentor Texts

  • Thursday, November 11 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Reading like a Writer

  • Thursday, November 18 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, December 2 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Unblocking Writers’ Block

  • Thursday, December 9 , 3:30- 4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Writing Goals

  • Thursday, December 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, January 6. 3:40-4:30 p.m.

  • Topic: Revisiting Elements of Workshop

  • Thursday, January 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Authentic Audience

  • Thursday, January 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Modeling Writing: Teacher as Writer

  • Thursday, January 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, February 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Modeling Feedback

  • Thursday, February 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Peer Review

  • Thursday, February 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, March 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Authentic Assessment

  • Thursday, March 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Digital Writing

  • Thursday, March 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Project Based Writing

  • Thursday, March 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, April 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Using Student Models

  • Thursday, April 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Using Inquiry in Workshop

  • Thursday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, May 5. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Portfolios

  • Thursday, May 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Celebrating Writing

  • Thursday, May 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Role of Reflection in Workshop

  • Thursday, May 26,3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Teacher’s Choice

  • Thursday, June 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    • Topic: Writer’s Gallery

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