RCGW - How Do I Get Them to Write? with Karen Filewych

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Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW)

Conference Title:
How Do I Get Them to Write? with Karen Filewych

Location: Webinar – Online platform: Zoom

Date: October 22, 2021

Program
08:00 - 09:30 - Registration
09:00 – 10:30 – Session with Karen Filewych
10:30 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 12:30 – Session with Karen Filewych
12:30 – 01:30 – Lunch Break
01:30 – 02:45 – Session with Karen Filewych
02:45 – 03:00 – Closing and Book Draws

Join Karen Filewych for a day of inspiring and practical strategies for teaching our students to write and write well. Throughout the day, Karen will incorporate mentor texts to highlight the essential connection between reading and writing. She will also demonstrate how to enact the four ELA practices within our classrooms: language as sense-making, language as system, language as power and agency, and language as exploration and design.



Presenter’s Bio: Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published by Pembroke Publishers in May of 2017. Her second book - Freewriting with Purpose - was published in January of 2019. Both books are practical guides for the teaching of writing and include lists of mentor texts for each area of study. Karen continues to write and has some exciting projects in the works!

Karen presents regularly for teachers on a variety of topics. She especially enjoys working with students through school-based writing residencies to demonstrate how writing can transform their work and their lives in the classroom and beyond. She also offers parent literacy evenings providing simple, effective ways to engage children in literacy-rich activities in the home.
Subscribe to her blog or visit her website for more information: www.wordschangeworlds.ca. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for teaching ideas and book suggestions.

Membership and Registration Fees
Conference Fee + 2021-2022 Membership: $65 (Early Bird fee $50 until September 30)
Conference Fee for Non-Members: $75 (Early Bird fee $60 until September 30)
Conference Fee for Students + 2021-2022 Membership : $40 (Early Bird fee $30 until September 30) Must be a full-time student!
Conference Fee for Student Non-Members: $50 (Early Bird fee $40 until September 30)
Membership fee only: $20

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are available until October 21st, 2021. After October 21st, 2021 refunds will not be issued, except due to illness or family emergency. Requests must be submitted not later than October 31st, 2021 and include medical documentation. Refunds less a $20.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing.

If you have any questions in regards to the conference or registration, please Contact Jackie Parsons by email at rcgwprograms@gmail.com or text 204-232-4805.
Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

01 - Writing to Build Relationships and Resilience

With the uncertainly in our world, writing can be a wonderful coping strategy for our students. Explore how to use writing to help build essential relationships with students, foster a sense of well-being during challenging times, and create a stronger sense of self within students. You will leave this session with practical ideas to support your students’ social and emotional learning during these unprecedented times.


Sessions - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

02 - Working Through the Writing Process

After writing, students often exclaim "I'm done" without ever reading their work. How do we teach (and motivate) our students to revise and edit their writing? During this session, learn how to target your writing instruction and work through the writing process with your students: teaching your students to write rather than simply assigning written tasks.


Sessions - 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

03 - How Do I Get Them to Write? Narratives

Do you wonder where to begin when teaching narrative writing? Do your students have difficulty developing their stories? During this session, you will learn how to use plot patterns and appropriate mentor texts to dramatically improve student writing. By providing the structure of a plot pattern, students of all ages will become more willing and more confident story writers! Karen will also share practical ideas to help students develop both their setting and characters.

Presenter: Karen Filewych

Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published by Pembroke Publishers in May of 2017. Her second book - Freewriting with Purpose - was published in January of 2019. Both books are practical guides for the teaching of writing and include lists of mentor texts for each area of study. Karen continues to write and has some exciting projects in the works!

Karen presents regularly for teachers on a variety of topics. She especially enjoys working with students through school-based writing residencies to demonstrate how writing can transform their work and their lives in the classroom and beyond. She also offers parent literacy evenings providing simple, effective ways to engage children in literacy-rich activities in the home.
Subscribe to her blog or visit her website for more information: www.wordschangeworlds.ca. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for teaching ideas and book suggestions.

Suitable for: K - 8

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Platform: Virtual