Writing Workshop Intensive For Bricks And Clicks

Get excited and inspired to lead your students confidently.

More than simply having more fun in the classroom, you’ll feel fully prepared to dive into anti-bias and anti-racism work and lead your class in these important conversations.

This is why you became a teacher in the first place.

The newest writing workshops are here! These online sessions will help you become confident in writing workshop. 

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The next time you get in front of your classroom, you’ll feel:

Refreshed and ready to navigate any new challenges — you’ve totally got this!

Confident in using different digital platforms to engage kids

Inspired and ready to support kids in being engaged and independent in brick and mortar, hybrid, or fully remote

This course explores three ways of teaching: 




Writing Workshop For Bricks And Clicks is a self-paced video series where you'll hear from education leaders and authors who will inspire you and give you tools to help you take intentional actions toward equity and justice in the classroom.

Even if you’re physically back in the classroom or teaching in a hybrid model — we’ve all grown tremendously with teaching in this new digital age. 

Research shows that kids will read more when they can write about what they enjoy.

This is about more than encouraging kids to write. It’s about creating more kids who are writers — who see themselves as writers.

Kids who choose to write because they love it — not just because a teacher told them to. 

You can learn from the comfort of your home, wherever you are!

This was a live, virtual workshop held in July 2021, and we’re excited to make this available to you to enjoy anytime.

Whether you’re a beginning or advanced participant, or Administrator, Literacy Coach, or Lead Teacher, there’s something for you.

Are You Ready?

What you’ll find inside:

Inspiring Keynote Sessions 

Carla España, Ph.D.

An instructor and fieldwork advisor in the Bilingual and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Bank Street Graduate School of Education, Dr. España’s teaching journey began in Harlem, New York with bilingual sixth graders and continues with teaching language arts in a middle-grade summer program. Her teaching and writing live at the intersection of critical literacies, children’s literature, and bilingual education. She is the co-founder of encomunidadcollective.com and co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera. Find her on Twitter @ProfesoraEspana.

Julia E. Torres 

A nationally recognized veteran language arts teacher-librarian in Denver, Colorado, Julia facilitates teacher development workshops rooted in the areas of anti-racist education, equity and access in literacy and librarianship, and education as a practice of liberation. Julia's work has been featured on NPR, AlJazeera’s The Stream, PBS Education, KQED’s MindShift, Rethinking Schools, Learning for Justice Magazine, and many more. She is a current Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award committee member, a member of the ALAN board of directors, and a co-founder of DisruptTexts.

Sara K. Ahmed

Currently serving as the Director of Curriculum Integration and 5th-grade advisor at Catherine Cook School in Chicago, Sara has taught and coached in city, suburban, public, independent, and international schools, where her classrooms were designed to help students consider their own identities and see the humanity in others. When she is not in the classroom or meeting with teachers, you can find her coaching cross country, soccer, or basketball. 

She is also the author of Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension and coauthor with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels of Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry

Luz Yadira Herrera, Ph.D.

An assistant professor of teacher education in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno, Luz has over fifteen years of experience in the education of emergent bilinguals in both mainstream and bilingual settings. Dr. Herrera's teaching and research are in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy. She is the co-founder of encomunidadcollective.com and co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Carla España. Find her on Twitter @Dra_LuzYadira.

Access to Monthly Office Hours

You’ll have access to join our monthly office hours for the 2021-22 school year — where all educators get answers to questions and support navigating current challenges.

Third Thursday each month from 3:30-4:30 pm Pacific Time. 

Investment: $475

You’ll have unlimited access to all videos for one year from the time of purchase.
Access Monthly Office Hours through June 2022.

Beginning participants will learn to:

  • Launch a writing workshop that fosters a love of writing.

  • Build routines and structures that promote independence and engagement.

  • Integrate components of balanced literacy to promote skills transfer.

  • Implement the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Units of study.

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Advanced participants will learn to:

  • Connect the components of balanced literacy to writing workshop.

  • Build more independent & thoughtful writers.

  • A close look at word study and how to create transfer in writing.

  • Study and experience shared/interactive writing and how to thread it across your curriculum.

  • Explore the power of read- aloud and how it mentors writers.

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