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Creating Strong, Confident Writers: Tools for Success for Every Student

  • Hampton Inn 2301 14th Street Southwest Great Falls, MT, 59404 United States (map)

Workshop 1819


Creating Strong, Confident Writers: Tools for Success for Every Student


Teachers care about helping all students reach their potential as writers. This workshop addresses one of the greatest challenges teachers face today: how to scaffold instruction for diverse learners—including English language learners, students with special needs and gifted and talented students—so that all students in your classroom become stronger, more confident writers.  The time together provides training and tools to improve the way you teach and assess student writing.  Using the researched based six traits model as a foundation; it is designed for educators (in any grade level or subject area, including special education or English language learner classrooms); literacy coaches or trainers; curriculum specialists; and/or school or district administrators.

During this professional development participant will:

  • Expand their knowledge of how to apply the six traits writing model systematically and effectively in their classrooms.
  • Explore the needs of student writers from special populations that include ELL, students with special needs, and gifted and talented students
  • Take home scaffolding strategies and tools that apply the six traits model and other research-based practices to improve writing for diverse learners
  • We will create a supportive environment in which teachers expand their skills to communicate most effectively with diverse student writers about the elements of quality writing, in addition to learning to evaluate student writing across all traits of effective writing, participants receive support in creating detailed grade specific, trait writing instruction that aligns with the rigorous college and career readiness standards. The will also enjoy the support and insights of fellow participants as they explore proven teaching practices and classroom tested resources.


Beverly Flaten    


K-12 Educators


Tuesday-Wednesday, July 24-25, 2018


8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. daily  


Great Falls, MT


Hampton Inn, 2301 14th St SW


Limit of 25


15 OPI renewal units OR 1 graduate credit through Montana State University-Northern. MSU-N will charge $150.00 for this credit which is paid at the workshop.


Participants will be responsible for travel, lodging, and meals.


$40.00 per participant if GTCC member / $100.00 per participant if not a GTCC member. 

REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT ONLY.  Registration and payment accepted online, or mail to 1010 Oilfield Ave Shelby, MT 59474.  If workshop is full before payment is received, you will be refunded.  NO refunds after May 31, 2018.