Keys to Content Writing

Professional Development Offering

Keys to Content Writing:

Content Writing for All Subjects

From framework to practice: Unlock The Writing Rope with this course!

Would you like to learn instructional practices for teaching writing across all subjects in grades 3-12?  This course is just what you need!

Keys to Content Writing provides professional development for research-based best practices for writing instruction that can be integrated in any subject and aligned to state literacy standards. Participants learn practical strategies for teaching writing skills, how to use writing to support content learning, and how to provide scaffolds to students who need support.

The full professional development course takes approximately 12 hours (2 days) to complete. A training manual is included. Topics include:

  • Writing Basics
  • Quick Writes
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
  • The Writing Process
  • Summary Writing
  • Three Types of Writing (informational, opinion/argument, narrative)
  • Writing from Sources

Download an informational flyer that includes the course outline.

There are multiple options for accessing this professional development, listed below.

Option 1: Live Training 

Participate in live training delivered by Keys to Literacy trainers using a virtual-live format (using Zoom meeting software) or onsite at your school district. We will develop a customized professional development plan to meet your scheduling needs.

Option 2: Online Course 

A companion Keys to Content Writing online course is available that takes approximately 15 hours to complete. It covers the same content as live training and is aligned to the Keys to Content Writing training manual. It is an asynchronous course, which means users can log on and off multiple times to complete the course assignments at their own pace. Individual educators can register to take the course, or schools can register groups. The course registration fee includes a free copy of the training manual. Contact us to learn more, or register for the course at the Keys to Literacy store.

Option 3: Facilitated-Online Course

This facilitated online option is for educators who would like to complete the online course and also participate in live, debrief sessions facilitated by a Keys to Literacy trainer. These sessions provide a collaborative opportunity to debrief activities completed during the online course, share ideas for connecting course content to classroom instruction, and have the facilitator answer questions and clarify online course content. In addition to the time spent taking the 15 hour asynchronous course, there are two, half-day facilitated meetings that are scheduled following a flexible schedule that meets the needs of your school district. Contact us to learn more.

Train-the-Facilitator Option

If your school district or educational organization is interested in training staff educators to become certified facilitators for The Key Vocabulary Routine facilitated online course, please contact us for details.

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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.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: