Teaching writing can be fun and easy, just let the students do the work. You will learn how to teach vocabulary, grammar, and format while focusing on the students natural creativity. Jamie Myrick is a Bay Area Writing Project Teacher trainer. Each Writing Project teacher trainer shares writing instructional strategies that not only address mechanics but help students to find the joy of writing by finding their own voice, writing for purpose and discovering the power of effective written communication.
For over 36 years BAWP, the first Writers Project program has worked locally and nationally with schools to honor the principles of professionalism and collaboration around instruction, and to address issues of inequity in achievement. BAWP in-service workshops include:
Teaching Grammar Conventions Through Writing
The Power of Writing Across Content Areas
Improving Student Academic Writing
Peer Conferencing to Improve Student Writing
Jamie Myrick has extensive classroom experience as a teacher who guides students in the creation of books, writing for publication, presentation, or poetic expression, and writing that supports service learning. Myrick, who is also a professional storyteller, offers a special workshop on using storytelling to support creative writing formats. The workshop will present writing instruction strategies that are student centered. This training can be tailored to meet each school’s specific needs.