The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills set clear expectations for composition. As students transition to college and careers, they must have the ability to compose, revise and edit a variety of written texts with a clear, controlling thesis, coherent organization, sufficient development, and effective use of language and conventions. In fact, writing tasks will be used extensively to measure student understanding of the myriad of complex skills represented in the standards. School leaders and teacher leaders must have the tools to support writing instruction in their buildings across the content areas and grade levels. This workshop will prepare school leaders to support teachers in a concerted effort to build student capacity to compose coherent and well-structured texts with adherence to grade-specific expectations.
It was incredible to listen and work with the Educational Epiphany facilitator today. What an honor! I left saying, "That was THE most useful/relevant PD I have had in my 10 years of teaching...and to be honest, probably the first FUN one as well." Thank you.
I remember listening to some of your presentations. Awesome work and insight - thank you, Dr. Dickey.
Shaun Woodly, Ph.D.