Einstein Middle School hosts Bard College’s Institute of Writing and Thinking
Two-day workshop is an opportunity for teachers to write and learn

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Staff from the Institute of Writing and Thinking at Bard College will present three winter workshops for teachers on January 6 and 7.

The workshops will provide teachers an opportunity to write as a student, think as a learner and plan as a teacher. Participants will leave with lesson plans and ideas that translate into classroom work.

The workshops:

  • The Writing and Thinking workshop is for teachers who want to create a classroom where writing is a teaching tool that leads to deep engagement with work.
  • Poetry in Today’s Classroom is for teachers who want to learn how poetry can become a teaching tool. This workshop is geared towards bringing the writing of poetry into the classroom to open students to what is possible with language.
  • Thinking Historically focuses on case studies in American history and models writing-to-read strategies for analyzing primary documents, secondary texts and visual artifacts to learn how historians interpret evidence and how they construct stories based on those interpretations. The workshop includes sessions on developing good questions and creating writing assignments for inside and outside the classroom.

Space is limited and these workshops will fill up quickly. Please contact William Webb at wwebb@bard.edu to reserve a spot. Call Einstein Assistant Principal Michael Holt for workshop costs and other information at (916) 228-5800.