03.23.20

Join Writable’s new professional learning opportunity for educators: Mini-Courses! Each mini-course session is designed to support new users and those who just want to know how to get the most out of Writable. Happening every other Tuesday at 3 PM PT/6 PM EST, mini-courses provide 30 minutes of high-impact, professional learning on new features, best practices in literacy instruction, and how to maximize Writable (even in your virtual classroom). 

Mini-courses are interactive, allowing educators time to ask questions about curriculum, instruction, or Writable. Led by Becky Mack and Shaelynn Farnsworth, two longtime educators and literacy experts, the learning will include live demonstrations to guarantee user understanding and transfer to the classroom. Topics for each mini-course will be based on educator needs, current trends in education, and advances made to the platform.

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Session 3: Virtual Feedback & Communication

Research shows that better feedback leads to better revision, and that is the key to writing growth. Learn how you can use Writable to guide the feedback process, virtually. Join literacy experts, Shaelynn Farnsworth and Becky Mack, as they provide learning on virtual feedback and communication in Writable.

Writable includes guided self and anonymous peer review (with comment stems so students never only say “i like it!” or “great!” again). There are also many types of teacher grading and feedback, AI-powered feedback and revision recommendations, and Originality Check by Turnitin.

Happening Tuesday, March 31st at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET. Click here to sign up now.

Session 2: Using Writable for Remote Teaching & Learning

Learn how educators are preparing for extended virtual instruction. We talk we’ll be sharing how many educators have already been using Writable in their virtual classrooms to support everyday instruction, guided student feedback, teacher grading, and assessment for all students.

 

Click here to access resources shared in Session 2

Session 1: Assignments for Every Classroom

Explore the newest assignments available in Writable to save you time on prep, including the Response to Reading Collection, Skills Assignments, and our Black History Month Collection. You’ll also learn how to create your own assignment or edit any aspect of a Writable assignment, from changing the rubric (including uploading your custom district rubric), editing the prompt, adding in your own reading, video, or PDF, and creating multiple-choice questions.

 

Click here to access resources shared in Session 1

Registering for mini-courses is quick and easy, and even if you can’t attend we’ll send you the recording.  

In addition, we welcome all to join our Facebook educators group for comprehensive support on virtual and in-person learning. Register for office hours for targeted Writable support, watch past Writable Academy webinars, check out our podcast hosted by Dr. Troy Hicks, or join in our weekly #WritingMatters twitter chat every Wednesday night at 4 PM PT/ 7 PM EST.