The Round Rock ISD 2014 Summer Professional Development Conference will be two full weeks of learning opportunities for educators from around central Texas. The classes listed below are only the beginning. Check back often to see what has been added. Round Rock ISD attendees, make sure you sign up in eCampus as well. The number is included in each course description.
Today’s student needs to be able to write thoughtfully about real world events and respond articulately to a variety of prompts. Teachers can enhance students' expository writing by using mentor texts as models and reader’s-writer’s notebooks as tools to guide thorough planning, organized thinking, and purposeful collaboration. Come write with us in this workshop to learn how reader’s writer’s notebooks may be used as a tool to facilitate student expression within the expository genre. Book is optional: Nonfiction NotebooksStrategies for Informational Writing by Aimee BucknerAimee Buckner has introduced writer's notebooks to hundreds of classrooms through her popular book Notebook Know-How, thereby helping students everywhere learn to improve their overall writing by focusing on essential prewriting strategies. Now, using the same format, Aimee explains how writer's notebooks can help students improve their nonfiction writing—reports, articles, memoirs, essays, and so forth.