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Teachers as Writers: Building a Powerful Culture of Writing with Your Colleagues

In this workshop, we will explore the premise that we can become more powerful teachers of writing if we are writers ourselves. By engaging in and reflecting on our own creative practice, we can better model the thinking and writing process for our students, we can develop deeper awareness of and empathy for our students' struggles as writers, and we can create an atmosphere of authenticity and community in our writing classrooms. During the workshop, participants will:

  • Examine research and rationales supporting the premise that teachers who write are more effective teachers of writing

  • Reflect on their own levels of comfort with writing

  • Dig into resources for developing themselves as writers

  • Explore strategies for building a culture of writing within their learning communities


Teacher consultant Tanya Hudson is the school library media specialist at Chase Street Elementary in the Clarke County School District, where she strives to foster in her students a lifelong love of reading and learning. During the 2016-17 school year, she facilitated a writing group at her school in which the teacher participants explored ways to build a stronger culture of writing within their learning community. This year, she plans to continue and expand those efforts. Hudsn lives in a century-old house with her husband Micah, her daughter Melvie, and a fluffy cat named Cheesepuff.

This workshop is part of the Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series, an opportunity for teachers to receive in-depth training on important literacy education issues from teacher consultants who are experienced presenters and experts in their fields.


Cost: $45

Registration and cancellation deadline: Nov. 27

Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

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