This spring, the Eastern Shore Writing Project is offering 3 workshops for middle and high school teachers from all subject areas on teaching the Holocaust and social justice issues. The workshop series kicks off in March with training on the Echoes and Reflections multimedia curriculum kit. The training will be led Deborah Batiste, Project Director of Echoes and Reflections at the Anti-Defamation League. Teachers receive the entire $100 kit free of charge! Additional workshops will address how to approach the Holocaust and social justice issues through writing, and teaching the Holocaust within the Common Core.
A flyer outlining the spring workshops and registration for the March 2 workshop can be found here. Please encourage your undergraduate and graduate candidates to attend. Also, please ask them to share this information in their buildings if they can.
Since 2008, the Eastern Shore Writing Project has held a Writing Retreat at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Ocean City. During this weekend in January, TCs from accross Maryland have gathered for a weekend of writing, reflection, and comunity. For many, this event serves as the perfect 'recharge' as teachers gear up for the second halves of their year. For others, this weekend has provides an opportunity to write, free from the distractions of home and inspired by the beauty of Ocean City and Berlin.
This year's retreat will feature numerous opportunities for teachers to pursue a variety of interests. From quiet independent writing time to workshops on topics ranging from blogging to idea generation to good old fashioned peer feedback: the choice is yours!
Registrations for this year's retreat are now open. Click here to see and print an itenerary and registration information.
See you there!