AUDIENCE: K-6 classroom educators, teaching virtual, in-person or blended
Join writing teacher, professional learning facilitator, and author Angela Stockman for a guided discussion of her newly released book, Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom: Reluctance, Resistance, and Strategies that Make a Difference. This no-homework book study will inform those who have not yet begun reading while deepening the thinking, learning, and work of those that have and those that are applying their new learning as well. Please bring your questions and prepare to explore new ones -- relevant to these topics -- together:
All participants will also be welcomed into Angela's digital learning space, where she has crafted complete "plug in and play" digital writing units for K-12 writers, which may be used, adapted, and shared at no cost. Angela will provide an overivew of these units and help everyone learn how to access and use them in varied ways during these sessions. If you have no time to plan, this is one solution that many have been grateful for. Instructional coaches who are interested in this work may also use these units and the lessons within them for professional learning purposes as well.
Angela Stockmanis the author of Make Writing: 5 Strategies that Turn Writer's Workshop into a Makerspace, Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind, and Hacking School Culture: Creating Compassionate Classrooms. In her former life, she taught elementary, middle, and high school English Language Arts. During her tenure, she served as a Christa McAuliffe Fellow and won a citation for Excellence in Teaching from the New York State Department of Education, specifically for her work with resistant learners. For the last fourteen years, she has supported thousands of literacy teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia as they work to engage and sustain writers of all ages and ability levels. She has expertise in K-12 curriculum and assessment design, and she has served as an instructional coach for teachers at all levels. The founder of the WNY Young Writers' Studio, Angela also establishes and helps others sustain makerspaces for writers within and beyond their school systems.