As an elementary, middle or high school educator, the Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy at Bridgewater College provides you with the opportunity to hone your writing skills and learn to teach writing more effectively to your students. As a participant in the educator session, you’ll earn 90 recertification points as you spend two weeks learning new teaching strategies.
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Educator Session 2015
EDUC/ENG 475 course seminars:
EDUC/ENG 475: Shenandoah Valley Writing Academy Writer's Workshop Seminar is a team-taught course associated with registration in the SVWA. If you register for the course option, you will receive 3 hours of undergraduate credit (which qualifies for 90 recertification points under option 1 of teacher licensure renewal). Participants in EDUC/ENG 475 take part in the two-week summer program, followed by 3 Saturday seminars in the fall.
Total cost for course option: $360
Summer program option
If you participate in only the two-week summer program, you will earn 90 recertification points under option 8 for teacher licensure renewal.
Total cost for summer program only: $125
Register for the summer program by completing the SVWA registration form.
Please make checks payable to Bridgewater College.
Submit forms and payment to:
Jenny M. Martin
Bridgewater College Education Department
402 E. College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812
Participating teachers will earn 90 recertification points and will develop the following skills:
“The scaffold of writing instruction has been taught through models and actual hands-on experiences of what it feels like to be in a writing workshop. I felt like a writer. I am a writer. I have been in the company of writers who have inspired and enlightened me.”
“Talking with teachers in different districts, counties and grade levels is something we rarely get to do otherwise and it’s been eye-opening and greatly beneficial.”
“I have never been confident in my writing ability, and I have never enjoyed the task of teaching my students to write. Imagine my surprise to find that the past two weeks have been fun.”
“I haven’t felt this way after leaving a conference in a long time! I have been re-energized, and many questions about the true teaching of writing have been answered.”
"I wanted to let you know that my students and I are thoroughly enjoying the workshop approach in class. Thank you so much for changing my life!”
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