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Fall 2017-Spring 2018
 

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Tennyson Street Writing Marathon

​Join the Denver Writing Project for a Saturday writing "marathon" where you will have the opportunity to work on self-selected writing projects as you stroll the Tennyson Art District, stopping at various local spots along the way. Participants will meet at Book Bar and then use the diverse environments this neighborhood has to offer, other writers, and provided prompts and ideas for writing (if desired) to inspire and sustain a day full of writing! Certificates for 6 hours of professional development will be available upon completion.

What is a writing marathon?

A writing marathon is really quite simple. It's about setting people loose to write. The model for the writing marathon comes was inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s book Writing Down the Bones. This is her basic protocol: write, read your writing to others, and say only "thank you" after each reading. And do this again and again for as long as you can. Some writing marathons include food, talk, place, and movement, but these should never

interfere with the basic routine of write, read, and say "thank you." At the start of the marathon, each participant turns to the others and says, “I am a writer.” They spend the rest of their time together perceiving themselves as writers. (National Writing Project – www.nwp.org)

WHEN: Saturday 9/16 10:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Book Bar and Tennyson Street Art District

COST: $25

REGISTRATION:https://www.regonline.com/writingmarathonontennysonstreet1

*Certificates for 6 hours of professional development available upon completion


Local Author Writers Workshop 

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Join the Denver Writing Project for a writing workshop led by a local author.

Author: TBD

When: Saturday 10/28 or 11/4 TBD 9:00am - 12:00pm

Where: Auraria Campus, Room TBD 

Cost: $50

Registration: Available Sept. 2017

*Certificates for 3 hours of professional development available upon completion





Cross-Content Writing Marathon at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science


Join the Denver Writing Project for a Saturday at the museum where you will have the opportunity to work on writing projects of your choice as you move through the exhibits.

When: Saturday 2/10 9:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Cost: $25

Registration: Available November 2017

*Certificates for 6 hours of professional development available upon completion



Summer of 2018 Workshops


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The Advanced Institute for Teacher/Writers 2018

​Join the Denver Writing Project for a week-long writing and pedagogy institute where you will have the opportunity to work on self-sponsored writing projects, engage with guest speakers, and work in writing groups. The institute runs from June 11-15th, 2018 on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. 

More info​ is available on our AI program page. In 2018, the AI is open to all teachers from any grade level and subject area. Administrators are also welcome to participate.


The Technology Institute for Teachers 2018
Join the Denver Writing Project for a week-long writing and pedagogy institute where you will have the opportunity to work on a self-sponsored technology pedagogy project with the support of other tech savvy colleagues.
 
When: June 2018 *exact week TBD
Where: The primary meeting location will be Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado.

More information about TechMatters is available on our Technology Institute program page.​​ This program is open to all teachers from any grade level and subject area. Administrators are also welcome to participate.​


Exploring the Writing Workshop


A Seminar for K-2 Teachers

 


This seminar is designed to explore best practices in the writing workshop for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers.  


Topics include:

  • establishing and creating a writing workshop
  • mentor texts            
  • shared writing
  • interactive writing         
  • word study
  • assessment                 
  • conferring and feedback
No Exploring the Writing Workshop session available at this time. Sign up for our email news updates to learn about other professional development opportunitites.
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