Description: Want to make your writing lessons more engaging? Learn how to use creative, hands-on activities that hold students' attention while helping them plan their writing pieces in various genres. Incorporate best teaching practices in your lessons and motivate students to push beyond the ordinary in their writing. Explore new ideas for prewriting, drafting, editing, and publishing that will have your students excited to tell their stories.
Instructor: Laura Gurley, the owner of The Teachers’ Lounge, has a degree in Elementary Education from St. Louis University. She is an
experienced classroom teacher who has worked with children from early childhood through the upper grades. Laura is currently
teaching third grade at Visitation Academy and has been a workshop instructor at The Teachers’ Lounge for the past eight years. She
enjoys sharing new and practical ideas with our local educators. Laura specializes in getting teachers to “think outside the box” as
she shows them how to transform basic teacher tools into spectacular student manipulatives. Her classes are filled with hands-on
activities that teachers won’t forget.
Each participant will receive a $10 voucher to use at The Teachers' Lounge.
PD (Profesional Development) Hours: 1.5