Thriller Thursdays & Super Saturdays

Thriller Thursdays & Super Saturdays

Teaching Genre Writing Using Mentor Texts

Crystal Fennell, 5th Grade Teacher, Toddy Thomas Middle School, Fortuna

Fortuna Location:  January 18, 2018

HSU Location: January 20, 2018


Literacy Skills & Strategies Across Content Areas K-8

Roger Culps, Diversion & 6 Core Teacher, McKinleyville Middle School

Fortuna Date:  February 8, 2018

HSU Date:  February 10, 2018


Text Dependent Questions

Cassandra Culps, 7th Grade Teacher, Loleta Elementary School

Fortuna Date:  March 8, 2018

HSU Date:  March 10, 2018


DBQs:  easy to use template

Terry Gordon, 4th Grade Teacher, Blue Lake Elementary School

Fortuna Date: March 22, 2018

HSU Date:  March 24, 2018


Tier 2 Vocabulary

Gwen Neu, Educational Coordinator/Teacher, Maple Creek Elementary School District

Fortuna Date:  April 12, 2018

HSU Date:  April 14, 2018


Listen Up!  Podcasts for Literacy, Autonomy, & Engagement

Hart Ford, Math & Science Teacher, Redwood Coast Montessori

Fortuna Date:  May 17, 2018

HSU Date:  May 19, 2018


 

To Register for HSU Extended Education Units:

http://www2.humboldt.edu/extended/registration.html

Have FUN in our NEW professional development series designed to WOW you with innovation strategies for teaching critical thinking and literacy skills.

 

2017 Thriller Thursdays & Super Saturdays Topics

 

Teaching Genre Writing Using Mentor Texts
Presented By:  Crystal Fennell,  5th Grade Teacher, Toddy Thomas Middle School, Fortuna
Fortuna Middle School, Room TBA: January 18th, 2018–4:30pm-7:30pm
Humboldt State University, Room TBA:  January 20th, 2018–9:00am-12:00pm

This workshop will provide educators with skills and strategies to implement literacy standards throughout content areas.  Educators will leave the workshop with a toolkit of resources that are easily transformed to any grade level and use in their classroom.  Come look at how reading, writing, listening, and speaking could look throughout the school day!


Literacy Skills and Strategies Across Content Areas K-8
Presented By: Roger Culps, Diversion & 6 Core Teacher, McKinleyville Middle School
Fortuna Middle School, Room TBA:  February 8th, 2018–4:30pm-7:30pm
Humboldt State University, Room TBA:  February 10th, 2018–9:00am-12:00pm

How can helping your students be better readers lead to improving writing?  Find out as we look at the place where the two skills meet.  Workshop participants will learn techniques and practice ways to enhance your students’ ability to comprehend and utilize information they’ve read in order to create various types of written pieces.


Dynamic Science:  Engaging Students with Informational Text and Text Dependent Questions
Presented By:  Cassandra Culps, 7th Grade Teacher, Loleta Elementary School
 Fortuna Middle School, Room TBA: March 8th, 2018–4:30pm-7:30pm
Humboldt State University, Room TBA:  March 10th, 2018–9:00am-12:00pm

Are you searching for ways to effectively teach literacy alongside the Next Generation Science Standards?  Are you hoping to use challenging sources but find your students struggle just to read academic text?  The answer could be effective use of close reading strategies and text dependent questioning.  Join us to learn how to implement these valuable techniques to help science, or other content areas, come alive for your students.


DBQs:  easy to use template
Presented By:  Terry Gordon, 4th Grade Teacher, Bluelake Elementary School
Fortuna Middle School, Room TBA:  March 22nd, 2018–4:30pm-7:30pm
Humboldt State University, Room TBA:  March 24th, 2018–9:00am-12:00pm

With the 2018 roll out of the new History-Social Science Framework, comes time spent thinking about how we are going to teach these concepts differently.  We need to be infusing our history lessons with reading, writing, and higher order thinking.  Well, using primary sources to teach HSS is a perfect solution!  Your students will:  make personal connections, gain deeper understanding, and use critical thinking skills while learning about the world around them.  Let’s engage ourselves and our students by dividing into our topics with the use of primary sources.


Tier 2 Vocabulary:  New Strategies for New Words
Presented By:  Gwen Neu, Educational Coordinator/Teacher, Maple Creek Elementary School District
Fortuna Middle School, Room TBA:  April 12th, 2018–4:30pm-7:30pm
Humboldt State University, Room TBA:   April 14th, 2018–9:00am-12:00pm

Do you feel your students need more vocabulary development but dislike the old worksheet routine?  Come engage in a variety of activities designed to model a research-based lesson sequence for explicit instruction of Tier 2 academic vocabulary.  While you participate in these activities, you will learn the difference between Tier 1, 2 and 3 vocabulary words.  Participants will look at this topic through the lens of a math teacher, but the instructional sequence and specific activities can be used with any curricular area.


Listen Up!  Podcasts for Literacy, Autonomy, & Engagement
Presented By:  Hart Ford, Math & Science Teacher, Redwood Coast Montessori 
Fortuna Middle School, Room TBA:  May 17th, 2018–4:30pm-7:30pm
Humboldt State University, Room TBA:  May 19th, 2018–9:00am-12:00pm

Podcasts are an increasingly popular platform for engaging with stories, catching up on current news, and oh-ahing at scientific breakthroughs.  In the classroom, podcasts can serve as captivating “texts” that reinforce Common Core Standards and inspire high-quality, student-centered writing.  Participants will leave this workshop with rigorous strategies for bringing podcasts into their classrooms.


General Information

Location:  Thursday sessions will be held at Fortuna Middle School and Saturday sessions will be held on HSU campus.

Time:  Thursdays, 4:30pm-7:30pm & Saturdays,  9:00am-12:00pm

Fees:  $40 per session, $200 for all 6 sessions (Does not include unit)

Units:  1.0 unit offered with the attendance of all six sessions

 

 Registration Coming Soon!

 

HSU Extended Education Units Offered

  • Cost:  $80 for 1.0 unit
  • Online registration and credit card payment information will be provided on the first day for those seeking credit for professional development.
  • For 1.0 units of credit towards professional development, FIVE sessions must be attended.
  • Go to HSU’s College of Extended Learning to register

Phone

phone

707.826.5109

Mailing Address

mailing address

Mailing Address:
Humboldt State University
Redwood Writing Project
1 Harpst Street
Bret Harte House (BHH)
House 52
Arcata, CA 95521

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm