Join a cohort of K–5 educators from across the country as you deepen your knowledge and teaching practice with Fishtank ELA curriculum.
You’ll work directly with the creators of the Fishtank ELA program to dive into the research and design behind Fishtank ELA writing, learn to intellectually prepare a writing lesson, support students with developing sentence and paragraph writing skills, leverage Target Tasks, and provide effective student feedback.
This intensive contains five sessions delivered virtually via Zoom over two half days. Registration is $500 per participant with a 10% discount available for any school sending 4+ participants.
Dive into the research and design behind Fishtank ELA writing and explore why Writing to Learn and Learning to Write are essential parts of the ELA curriculum.
Learn the protocol for intellectually preparing a Fishtank ELA writing lesson and use the protocol on an actual lesson. Learn how to structure writing lessons to ensure student success by watching classroom footage of different writing strategies and applying them to a writing lesson.
Learn how to support students with developing sentence and paragraph writing skills within particular lessons and across units.
Learn how to leverage daily Target Task writing to ensure that students are both learning to write and writing to learn.
Learn how to determine what feedback to give students and strategies for ensuring feedback is actionable for students.
Find detailed schedules for each institute, longer session descriptions, and facilitator bios in the full agenda for Fishtank ELA Launch.
This intensive is designed for K–5 educators working with the Fishtank ELA curriculum. Participants must complete the Fishtank ELA Launch series and have at least one year of teaching Fishtank ELA in their classrooms prior to attending the Writing Intensive.
We are not offering a middle or high school version of the Writing Intensive this summer. We hope to be able to offer this content for middle and high school teachers in the future.
Yes, the Writing Intensive focuses on leveraging the content and tools of Fishtank Plus and we highly recommend upgrading your account before participating.
This institute is facilitated by our ELA curriculum and PL specialists, led by Samantha Aponte. You can learn more about Samantha in the agenda for this workshop.
You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 2-day workshop that you can submit for credits within your school system.
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