Based on delayed and waved district openings we have decided to postpone our fall workshops to the spring. This decision was made in conjunction with the authors and our hope is that the new dates are more conducive to your district/campus schedule.

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Patterns of Power and Wonder: Inviting Young and Emergent Writers into the Conventions of Language, PreK - 2nd Grade with Whitney LaRocca 

This workshop is designed for those who teach or support PreK through 2nd grade. Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Join us as we explore ways to support composition and comprehension with our youngest writers by harnessing the language conventions. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as a right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect, in both oral and written language. Let’s enjoy the curiosity and wonder young children have around what writers do. Let’s engage in brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows even our youngest writers and readers.

Workshop Information


Tuesday, March 23rd 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm


Live Virtual Event via Zoom


Early Bird Pricing (before Mar. 9th): $109 per registrant

Regular Registration (after Mar. 9th): $129 per registrant 

Pricing does NOT include the Patterns of Power book. The book is recommended for this training as it will be referenced. Visit for information on ordering the book.

Whitney La Rocca

Whitney La Rocca is an elementary literacy coach and has spent over 20 years working with young readers and writers. She enjoys delivering professional development and coaching teachers in best practices to empower children to create their identities in the world of literacy.