Learning Opportunity

Powerful Writing Structures - A 4 part webinar series

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Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Adrienne Gear

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Sep 27, 2023 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 12, 2023 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Oct 26, 2023 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT)
Day 4Nov 30, 2023 (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-LI-016-CARC
Focus: English Language Arts & Literacy

Target Audience

K-6 teachers, literacy coaches, librarians

About this Learning Opportunity

Effective Elementary Writing Assessment and Instruction

In this four-part Webinar series, based on Adrienne Gear’s popular book Powerful Writing Structures, participants will learn how to develop an effective, process-based writing program. You will work alongside Adrienne as she shows you how to set writing goals, develop a writing routine with your students, teach a wide range of mini lessons, establish a balance between structure and unstructured writing time, and explore writing structures including personal narrative, nonfiction, and story writing. Adrienne will share many practical lessons and wonderful anchor books to help you target your instruction and have your students writing with more confidence and competence. Come to this series and leave with some ready-to-use ideas to transform your writing program from "Awww....Do we HAVE to write?" to "Yah! We GET to write!!!!"


Session 1: Introduction to an effective, targeted writing program including: writing assessment, writing goals, writing routines, writing mini lessons, and new ideas for journal writing.

Session 2: A closer look at PERSONAL NARRATIVE WRITING

Session 3: A closer look at NONFICTION WRITING

Session 4: A closer look at STORY WRITING

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Adrienne Gear

Adrienne Gear has been an elementary teacher with the Vancouver School District for over 25 years. She is passionate about literacy, learning and inspiring teachers to reflect and refine their practice to best support their students. Her practical and engaging workshops and webinars are in in high demand and outside of Canada, she has presented in the US, UK, Australia, and Sweden. She is the author of 8 professional books for... Read more »