How to Arrange and Plan for On-Site

The typical on-site workshop is from one to three days in length. For an interdisciplinary group of teachers who have not participated in previous writing workshops, the best option is a day and a half workshop, which allows teachers to first become familiar, in the first half day, with a range of writing to learn practices before applying these practices to teaching materials drawn from their disciplines. We do not lead workshops of less than one day, except for follow-up sessions on classroom applications, offered during the year, following a longer writing and thinking or writing to learn workshop.

To arrange an on-site workshop for teachers at your school, call IWT Director Peg Peoples at 845-758-7432, e-mail peoples@bard.edu, or write her at: IWT, Bard College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000. Although IWT leads workshops throughout the calendar year, it is best to begin planning for an on-site workshop well in advance of your preferred date, ideally several months.

Once a school’s workshop coordinator—such as a department chair or curriculum supervisor—has contacted us to discuss areas of teacher interest, possible dates, and likely workshop focus, a written confirmation of intent, date and location must be received before an IWT faculty associate will begin planning the specific workshop.

Per diem fees are based on number of teachers in a workshop, length of workshop, and number of follow-up sessions. Please contact us for further details.

How to Arrange and Plan for On-Site

quotation markWhen I create a successful class or workshop it can be as satisfying as writing a poem (to, respectfully, borrow from Emily Dickinson, who said the same for making biscuits).quotation mark

—Sharon Marshall, St. John’s University, IWT associate

The typical on-site workshop is from one to three days in length. For an interdisciplinary group of teachers who have not participated in previous writing workshops, the best option is a day and a half workshop, which allows teachers to first become familiar, in the first half day, with a range of writing to learn practices before applying these practices to teaching materials drawn from their disciplines. We do not lead workshops of less than one day, except for follow-up sessions on classroom applications, offered during the year, following a longer writing and thinking or writing to learn workshop.

To arrange an on-site workshop for teachers at your school, call IWT Director Peg Peoples at 845-758-7432, e-mail peoples@bard.edu, or write her at: IWT, Bard College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000. Although IWT leads workshops throughout the calendar year, it is best to begin planning for an on-site workshop well in advance of your preferred date, ideally several months.

Once a school’s workshop coordinator—such as a department chair or curriculum supervisor—has contacted us to discuss areas of teacher interest, possible dates, and likely workshop focus, a written confirmation of intent, date and location must be received before an IWT faculty associate will begin planning the specific workshop.

Per diem fees are based on number of teachers in a workshop, length of workshop, and number of follow-up sessions. Please contact us for further details.