These courses are on-demand and self-paced. Participants will receive a certificate of completion once all assignments are successfully completed, and a quiz is passed with at least 80%.

Through the power of the six analytical writing traits - ideas and content, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions - participants will learn how to identify the traits in student writing that work into polished written products. In addition, they'll glean knowledge to support the traits in the classroom, and how to make needed instructional adjustments to respond to any gaps in the writing traits. Through the student peer coaching method, participants will learn how to build student capacity to write using the traits independently.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Paraphrase and employ effective teaching and facilitating of the Six Analytical Traits.
  • Demonstrate the six traits through planned lessons and performance tasks.
  • Use the Six Traits Writing Rubric to score for student writing proficiency.

This course is 20 hours

Through the power of the six analytical writing traits - ideas and content, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions - participants will learn how to identify the traits in student writing that work into polished written products. In addition, they'll glean knowledge to support the traits in the classroom, and how to make needed instructional adjustments to respond to any gaps in the writing traits. Through the student peer coaching method, participants will learn how to build student capacity to write using the traits independently.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Paraphrase and employ effective teaching and facilitating of the Six Analytical Traits.
  • Demonstrate the six traits through planned lessons and performance tasks.
  • Use the Six Traits Writing Rubric to score for student writing proficiency.

This course is 20 hours

Focused exclusively on sound and research-based writing strategy, participants will be introduced to research as it promotes writing strategy across all content areas. They’ll learn the scaffolds behind them that aid students in the important transition process across all other content areas. Intentional, consistent and rigorous teaching of reading and writing strategy as it continues to improve student achievement will engage the 90/90/90 principled approach.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze genre as it applies to specific content areas and teaching objectives.
  • Acquire and demonstrate the use of new resources to teach genre-specific fiction and non-fiction writing.
  • Apply and defend the use of new strategies and resources to the teaching of writing across multiple subject areas.

This course is 20 hours