This is a two day training.  Training Dates are October 16 & 23.


Live, Virtual Professional Development

This two-day virtual, live professional development focuses on writing instruction for students in grades K-2.  Participants learn developmentally appropriate, evidence-based practices for teaching beginning writing skills to young students. Virtual-Live Format: The Keys trainer will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in an interactive format using features such as breakout rooms and chat.  Sessions are not recorded - attendance only in real time.


Training Description

Topic Details The following topics are covered in this session:

  • Writing Basics and Community: K-2 writing development, review of research-based best practices, oral language connection, writing lesson routine, writing environment, mentor text, 3 types of writing
  •  Writing Process: think-plan-write-revise, peer collaboration, teacher feedback and conferencing
  •  Writer’s Craft, Text Structure, 3 Types of Writing
  •  First Steps: drawing, labels, lists, role of spelling and handwriting
  •  Sentences: sentence basics, developing syntactic awareness
  •  Paragraph Writing: teaching paragraph structure, scaffolds, patterns of organization
  •  Writing from Sources: types of writing in content areas, shared beginning research-writing



**Please note that training books will need to be mailed to participants.  Books will be mailed to the shipping address provided, unless noted otherwise in the notes section of the online registration or sent to us by email.


*Registrations received after October 2 cannot be guaranteed a book in time for the training.


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  • If you cancel 3 days or more prior to training, you will be issued a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for "no shows" or cancellations within 72 hours of training.
  • Substitutions accepted.

Who Should Participate

Grades K-2 classroom teachers and grades 3-4 educators who work students who have difficulty with writing.


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Keys to Early Writing (Live Virtual Training) (October 16-23, 2024: Virtual)
October 16-23, 2024: Virtual
$ 325.00


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

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