IWT presents a wide variety of workshops at Bard and on-site for teachers at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in the United States and abroad. Click here for a listing of some of IWT's recent work.
Curriculum Conversation: Richard Wright’s Black Boy (American Hunger)March 14, 2014
Common Sense: Writing, Thinking, and the Common CoreApril 25, 2014
2014 IWT Conference
Writing and ThinkingJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Writing and Thinking through TechnologyJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Inquiry into EssayJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Writing Retreat for TeachersJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Writing to LearnJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Applying the PracticesJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Revolutionary GrammarJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Teaching the Academic PaperJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Thinking Historically through WritingJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Creative Nonfiction: Telling the TruthJuly 6– July 11, 2014
Saturday, December 7 Writer as Reader Workshops: Discovering New Ways into the Text
Among the key ideas embedded in the Common Core standards is a focus on close examination of texts—preparing students to read more carefully, grasp the meaning in more complex texts, and to infer meaning from what they read. IWT’s Writer as Reader workshops model writing practices that support Common Core standard in all subjects, inviting secondary and college teachers to consider writing-to-read as a central classroom practice, one that shows rather than tells students how writing clarifies the meaning of literary texts. Working with diverse writing-to-read strategies, workshop participants discover what they bring to the text, what is noticeable in the text and what is inferred, and what questions the text poses. The workshops look at the intersections of fiction and nonfiction, drama and history, canonical and contemporary texts, fiction and science, as well as primary documents and visual texts.
Scroll through the workshops offered above!
Please mark your calendars!
March 14, 2014 -- Curriculum Conversation
Richard Wright's Black Boy (American Hunger)
April 25, 2014 -- Conference
Common Sense: Writing, Thinking, and the Common Core
July 6-11, 2014 -- Writing and Thinking Workshops
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY
—College Philosophy teacher
It's been a few years since I've been to a Bard workshop. It's good to be reminded of what I value and why—good to have a chance to share and learn from others. I'm taking away lots to reflect on and think about. My teaching of this novel will be affected in many positive ways. Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: Facing the Challenge of Teaching an American Classic, April 2011
—Grade 10-11 English teacher
Click here for more workshop testimonials and here for responses from our on-site work.