The Writing Revolution
About the Course
The Writing Revolution course is a book study that will encourage collaboration and discussion among the participants in the course. Additionally, participants will incorporate the strategies into their curriculum and reflect on the process.
The Writing Revolution is based on six principles that are evidence-based and intended for any grade level and curriculum. The book is intentional in teaching writing in a way that is manageable and chunked out for both teachers and students. This book is ideal for students who are learning how to write, English Language Learners, struggling writers, and students who want to take their writing to the next level.
- The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades by Judith C. Hochman and Natalie Wexler
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Implement writing strategies to help students improve their writing.
- Scaffold writing into manageable chunks for their students.
- Improve student’s content comprehension through writing strategies presented.
Kathy is a Social Studies teacher at Northglenn High School who works with high school students on learning how to critically read the world around them. Kathy began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Macedonia, teaching at a K-8 in the mountain town of Krusevo. She strongly believes in teaching in a way that is culturally responsive and incorporates the philosophy of restorative justice into her work. Along with teaching, Kathy facilitates trainings on how to use restorative practices in schools around the state and country. Kathy was a CEA Fellow in the 2017 school year, focusing on how to bring restorative practices to pre-service teachers. She is also an associate representative for her building and continues to find ways to get involved with her local association and CEA. Kathy holds a BS from Indiana University in Secondary Education Social Studies and a MA from University of Arizona in Language, Reading, and Culture.