Turbo Charge Your Writing Instruction with Evidence-Based Practices!

Releasing Writers

Monday, October 22, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Middle Tennessee State University
McWherter Learning Resources Center

Learn the latest evidence-based practices for strengthening student writing, particularly those who struggle. This course draws on approaches such as Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) as well as wider findings from research and current thinking in the field of literacy to guide you in building a community of writers who embrace the challenge of writing with success and joy. Learn specific tools and strategies you can use right away, as well as how to develop in all students the kind of self-regulation and agency our strongest writers already possess.

 Registrants Receive

  • 6 hours professional development
  • Self-Regulated Strategy Development eLearning Course
  • Releasing Writers, authored by Lesli Laud & Poja Patel
  • Writing Lessons based on Teacher Materials   


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 Registration Fee

$180 per person (includes conference, book, eLearning course, parking, and buffet lunch)

Registration/Payment Deadline October 11, 2018

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Presenter: Leslie Laud, Ph.D.Leslie Laud

Dr. Leslie Laud studied structured language instruction (Orton-Gillingham), writer’s workshop and self-regulation theory at Teachers College, Columbia University. In her 30-year teaching career, she has worked as a special educator, learning specialist then staff developer and writing consultant to district and state education leaders, including having partnered with Tennessee on their statewide roll out of SRSD in 2014. She is the author of “Releasing Writers: Bringing SRSD Alive in Your Classroom”, publishes empirical research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at national conferences regularly on writing instruction. She stays in touch with the classroom by teaching summer school every year.