November 21, 2013

2014 Saturday Session Workshops: Teaching for Justice and Equity within the Common Core

Join us for coffee, breakfast, conversation and engaged learning during our 4th annual Saturday Session Workshop Series!

Offered through a special collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education, this year's workshops include half-day sessions focused on Teaching for Justice and Equity within the Common Core Standards.

Three questions will guide the sessions in this series:
January 25th, 2014: What is a social justice approach to teaching literacy?
February 22nd, 2014: How do teachers incorporate themes of justice and equity into their subjects while meeting the CCSS?
March 29th, 2014: How do teachers respond successfully to the challenges of incorporating a social justice approach to teaching?

All workshops are led by practicing educators affiliated with the Minnesota Writing Project. For more information see the registration form attached below.


COST: $50 per session - Graduate credit option available for attendance at all three. 
WHERE: Minnesota Department of Education - Conference Center A - 1500 Highway 36 West - Roseville, MN 55113. WHEN: 9:00am - 12:30pm (see dates above) - Continental breakfast provided.

Download & complete the 2014 Saturday Session Workshop Flyer.pdf. Send to the address included. Contact MWP for available space (

Open to all interested educators. Come alone or bring a friend. Come to one or come to all!!

August 1, 2011

MWP Fifth Annual Fall Workshop -- September 24th

Join us on September 24th for the 5th Annual Fall Workshop.

boarding school.pngThis year's workshop will feature a reader's theater presentation of "The Great Hurt," an artistic exploration of the American Indian boarding school experience.

Morning activities will include breakout sessions devoted to discussions of the standards related to Minnesota American Indian writers in the 2010 Minnesota English Language Arts Standards--what they are and how to implement them in the classroom.

WHEN: Saturday, September 24th
WHERE: U of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
COST: $60--includes parking, breakfast, lunch and snacks

TO REGISTER: By Friday, September 9th, send payment to
MWP, 10 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Drive, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Or contact to reserve a place and bring payment on the day.

See MWP Fall Workshop 2011.pdf for more information.

November 12, 2008

MWP Digital Writing Workshop

Using Digital Writing to Improve Students' Literacy Skills in the Secondary Classroom

Participants learned how to make the Web 2.0 accessible and practical for them and their students. Presenter Elizabeth Boeser uses blogs, wikis and social networks to augment regular instruction in a writing course where students work through face-to-face instruction and in an online environment. Teachers learned hands-on how:

• Blogs can replace traditional journals
• Wikis work as study guides, book projects & collaborative writing spaces.
• Ning social networks can be used for online role-play debate.
• iMovie HD can be used for video composition (if time permits)

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When: January 14th, 2009 -- 9:00-3:00pm (8:30 coffee and bagels)
Where: Center for Writing computer Lab, 15 Nicholson Hall, U of MN campus
How much: $75 (includes parking and lunch)

Registration Deadline: January 5, 2009

Space was limited to 24 participants and registration was required.