Implementing the PreK-12 Patterns of Power Approach for Campus or District Leaders
- If you are a coach, principal, district director, specialist, or consultant--or anyone who is curious about leading an implementation of Patterns of Power (Grades 2-12) along with the new resource for early childhood, Patterns of Wonder (PreK-1)--this 90-minute session is for you. We will provide implementation information and ample time to ask questions and share best practices. This workshop is designed for instructional leaders looking for an authentic systemic approach to teaching grammar, conventions, and author's purpose and craft.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 9:00am through 10:30am CST
$50 per attendee
For more than thirty years, Jeff has inspired writers and teachers of grades K-8 with the power and joy of the writing process. He has written ten books and five kits for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Revision Decisions (coauthored with Dr. Deborah Dean of BYU), Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5 (with Whitney La Rocca), Patterns of Power: en español (with his former 4th grade student, Caroline Sweet, and Whitney La Rocca), Patterns of Power Plus Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Patterns of Power: Inviting Adolescent Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 6-8 (with Travis Leech and Melinda Clark), and his latest, co-authored with Whitney La Rocca, Patterns of Wonder: Inviting Emergent Writers to Play with the Conventions of Language (Summer 2021). He also writes middle-grade novels, including Sterling’s Zack Delacruz series: Me and My Big Mouth, Just My Luck, and Upstaged. Jeff grew up in Austin, Texas, where he fell in love with writing while journaling and sharing stories he’d written to entertain his friends on the phone. As a staff developer and demonstration teacher, Jeff says, "I love the ability to spark curiosity and creativity and to support people in finding their voices. That's pure joy." In his free time, Jeff walks his dog, Carl, or sits on the deck with his partner, Terry. When he's not doing that, he meditates or reads—his latest addiction is nonfiction.
Whitney La Rocca, with more than 20 years in education, has been a teacher, a literacy coach, and a consultant, working with children and teachers across grade levels, schools, and districts. With a deep knowledge of content, standards, and best practices, Whitney enjoys delivering professional development and coaching teachers to support children as they develop their identities in the world of literacy. She continues to learn from children each day.