Super Saturdays

Super Saturdays


Fostering Civil Discourse

Anne Hartline, McKinleyville Middle School

Date:  January 28th, 2017

Location:  Harry Griffith Hall, 117



Authentic Real World Literacy

MaryAnn Loch, Pacific Union Elementary School

Roger Culps, McKinleyville Middle School

Date:  March 4th, 2017

Location:  Harry Griffith Hall, 117



Google Tools for Literacy

Crystal Fennel, Toddy Thomas Middle School

Date:  March 25th, 2017

Location:  Harry Griffith Hall, 117



Family and Community Literacy

Terry Gordon, Blue Lake Elementary

Date: April 29th, 2017

Location:  Gist Hall, 124



Collaborative Writing

Cassandra Culps, Loleta Elementary School

Date:  May 20th, 2017

Location:  Harry Griffith Hall, 117



To Register for HSU Extended Education Units:

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


2018 Spring Super Saturday Dates and Topics Coming Soon!


2017 Super Saturday Topics

January 28th, 2017–9:00am-12:00pm
Fostering Civil Discourse

How can we help students think critically about challenging issues, write persuasively, and discuss controversial topics respectfully? Using new materials from Teaching Tolerance, this session will explore and practice effective strategies for civil discourse in all classrooms.

March 4th, 2017–9:00am-12:00pm
Authentic Real World Literacy

Involvement in real world projects improves students engagement.  During this session we will discuss authentic learning experiences and develop assignments that focus on real-world problems, foster student choice, and address outside audiences.

March 25th, 2017–9:00am-12:00pm
Google Tools for Literacy

Most teachers appreciate the high levels of engagement that digital tools bring to the classroom, but many feel overwhelmed by the multitude and complexity of digital options.  In this session we will explore the best Google Apps to enhance collaborative and individual reading and writing projects.

April 29th, 2017–9:00am-12:00pm
Family and Community Literacy

Research shows that strong literacy links between school and home strengthen learning at all levels.  This session will explore ways to get families reading and writing with their students and look at exciting models for bringing families and community onto our campuses for literacy events.

May 20th, 2017–9:00am-12:00pm
Collaborative Writing

Writing is the ultimate act of communication between thinking people.  On this Saturday we will delve into effective strategies and tools to get students working and writing together effectively.


General Information

Location:  Humboldt State University, Harry Griffith Hall, 117

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

Units:  1.0 unit offered with the attendance of all five 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, all sessions must be attended.
  • Go to HSU’s College of Extended Learning to register




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