The University of Mississippi Writing Project

UMWP 2022 Summer and Fall Workshop Series for Teachers

We’ve missed seeing you in person! Join us face-to-face this summer to collaborate with colleagues and plan for the new school year. Try out some new literacy approaches and strategies designed with a focus on student engagement and addressing instructional gaps. #teachersteachingteachers

Cost: $125 per workshop. Lunch is provided. Schools may send four teachers for the price of three.
CEUs: Available for a $20 processing fee per workshop and per teacher.

Summer 2022

Meaningful Support for Student Writers

Elementary (K-4) and Secondary (5-10) — Wednesday, June 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Plan for more reading and writing scaffolds to enhance overall literacy
  • Find the just-right balance between structure and formula
  • Explore ideas for sentence frames, graphic organizers, and more! 

Low-Stakes Writing for High-Stakes Success

Secondary (5-10) — Monday, July 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Learn how low-stakes writing can improve scores on the MAAP assessments
  • Incorporate more writing-to-learn to improve reading comprehension
  • Motivate students to think, learn, and understand more content through writing

Fall 2022

Developing Standards-Aligned Instruction for ELA

Elementary (K-5) and Secondary (6-10) — Wednesday, September 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Refine your instructional plans to be aligned with state standards
  • Develop assessment questions and writing tasks to mimic the MAAP
  • Plan lessons to ensure that students achieve maximum learning

Focus on Literacy Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are

Elementary (K-5) and Secondary (6-10) — Wednesday, October 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Use intentional scaffolding to build on student strengths
  • Connect reading and writing to promote student engagement
  • Jump-start student learning with acceleration instead of remediation

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Looking at Student Work to Inform Instruction

Secondary (6-12) — Wednesday, November 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Streamline the formative assessment process to save yourself time and energy
  • Learn ways of responding to student writers to encourage meaningful revision
  • Look closely and intentionally at student work to identify gaps in learning and inform instruction

Note: Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. All cancellations must be made via email to umwp@olemiss.edu at least 48-hours prior to the workshop date.

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