Writers' Workshop: A Self-Paced, Gamified Approach to Teaching All Students to Write
Presenter: Jim Kestner
Jim will introduce a ground-breaking Curriculum, The Writers' Workshop Wayfarer Challenge. Writing instructions from Kestner's more than 30 years of experience as a dynamic speaker brings workshop participants a series of videos and weblinks that teach writing skills, freeing teachers to spend time focused on students' individual needs. Featuring video vignettes and the option of an incentive-based, game-like interface, middle and high school English teachers will discover how to harness the power of avatars and individual-based skill progression to shatter barriers and generate excitement in students as they gain ever greater writing proficiency along a virtual expedition to climb Mt. Everest. Every participant receives a free Writers' Workshop Wayfarer Challenge curriculum and implementation guide!