Professional onsite training is essential to the successful implementation of any instructional routine. Nine Professional learning tasks complete the process of implementing each Writing to Win instructional routine fully.
- Teacher orientation
- Classroom demonstrations of the five key practices
- Micro-teaching module for fine-tuning the five key practices
- In-class coaching of teachers
- Monthly or quarterly survey of teachers and student practices
- Mock writing test
- Reliable scoring of student writing with a standard rubric
- Data dig and analysis of student performance
- Yearly planning – scope and sequence of writing prompts
We offer three onsite training options for meeting the needs and resources of any teaching and learning situation. Selecting the right options assures that your students reach or exceed your state standards or Common Core State Standards for writing, speaking/listening and language. Each option emphasizes 1) the five key practices of writing-based learning and 2) practical instructional strategies and tools for teachers and students.
NOTE: Teacher and student materials insure faithful implementations of each instructional routine.
Certified Onsite Training
A number of schools choosing the Certified Onsite Training option appear in the Classroom Action Research reports. In it a Writing to Win trainer conducts onsite 5-6 Professional Learning visits of the 9 listed above. Additionally, schools send two or more building leaders to the Writing to Win Model Classroom Workshop in January or June. These model classrooms drive the initiative between the Professional Learning visits.
Partnered Onsite Training
The option of Partnered Onsite Training mirrors the certified onsite training option. The difference being that a Writing to Win trainer conducts 2-3 onsite Professional Learning visits of the 9 listed above. The remaining visits are conducted by building leaders trained at one of the Writing to Win Model Classroom Workshops in January or June. The resulting model classrooms serve as springboards that spread the instructional routines throughout the school.
In the Guided Training option, two or three building leaders from a school are trained at one of the Writing to Win Model Classroom Workshops in January or June. A Writing to Win trainer coaches the building leaders by phone and e-mail as they develop model classrooms. The resulting model classrooms serve as springboards that spread the instructional routines throughout the school.