Most of the middle and high school teachers that I get to work with on the ground understand that once we leave the world of academia, print is no longer king. If you think about it, in every single field and industry, it seems that it’s those who are able to translate written words into multimodal forms who are the most influential. Little support is available to teachers who are eager to bring multimodal composition into their writing classrooms and workshops, though.
And that’s why I’d like to spend just a couple of hours with you.
I’ve been asked to offer an event like this for several years now, and the time is finally right for me to make good on this promise. Join me on Zoom on April 10, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm EST, and will prepare you to teach in a future-ready workshop.
We’ll begin by learning a bit about the six different modes of expression, how to introduce them to young writers, and how to invite their use. Then we’ll explore different ways to leverage multimodality throughout the writing process in order to honor and better engage diverse learners who are eager to create delightful and dynamic work.
This session will prepare you to create workshops where writers are also designers. You’ll learn more about how to plan, teach, and assess contemporary written forms. You’ll also leave with tangible unit and lesson design tools, feedback protocols and frames that will help you speak the language of multimodal composition, and resources that will help you assess and report on student progress inside of any system, including those that remain rooted in historic grading practices. All participants will be invited to schedule a thirty minute 1:1 debrief with me via Zoom as well, ensuring a just-right fit as they prepare to apply new learning.
Register below, and plan to receive a message from me one week ahead of our session that will include a link to our meeting room and a survey of your availability for our half-hour consultation. You do not need to have read my book in order to participate in this workshop, but if you’d like to order it you can do so right here. If I can tell you more, please contact me.
Resources to support unit and lesson development
Protocols, frames, and templates that support documentation and standards-based assessment
A thirty minute 1:1 consultation