Third Annual Dean's Institute

Mark Overmeyer

When Writing Workshop isn't Working

Writer’s workshop doesn’t always go as planned. In this interactive presentation, you will receive tips on how to get your workshop back on track. Questions addressed include:

  • How do I help student who don’t know what to write about?
  • How can I use assessment to inform my instruction and not just for giving writing a score?
  • How can I encourage my students to revise more effectively?
  • How can I support English language Learners in a writing workshop?
  • How can I prepare students for standardized testing while still using a writing workshop model?
  • How can I most effectively and efficiently manage conferences in the writing workshop?

Mark Overmeyer has worked for more than 20 years in Cherry Creek schools near Denver, Colorado as a classroom teacher in grades 2 – 6, a special education and Title I teacher, and a coordinator for gifted programming. During summers, Mark teaches graduate classes in literacy at the University of Colorado. He is also an instructional coach for the Denver Writing Project.

Join us at Kutztown University for a three day institute featuring Mark Overmeyer, author of When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working: Answers to Ten Tough Questions, Grades 2-5 and What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop.