This research-based Instructional Writing program focuses on authenticity (actually teaching writing by applying mechanics and grammar to real writing), integration (connecting elements such as excellent writing models, direct instruction, coaching, etc. for complete instruction), and teacher expertise (the teacher as writer, expert, and coach).
The Writer’s Stylus Basic Course is a highly interactive, five-day professional development event. While writing is the focus, grade K-12 teachers from all academic disciplines benefit from the training, which is packed with research-supported instructional methods teachers can use immediately.
Required Writer’s Stylus Basic Course participant materials include:
- Writer’s Stylus Basic Course Book
- Teacher’s Tablet and Student Portfolio (currently available online)
Graduate Credit is available through Northwest Missouri State University
1. Once enrolled, there is NOT a drop period option
2. Coursework must be submitted within three weeks of course completion
All graduate work is submitted online using the Writer’s Stylus Unit Design Tool
Course Instructor: Kevin D. Washburn, Ed.D.