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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Richardson Civic Center 
411 W. Arapaho rd
Richardson, TX 78130

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Barry Lane is one of the finest speakers on the teaching of writing. His combination of warmth, insight and energy is magical. My colleagues and I left our day with Barry with full hearts and high spirits, ready to bring new strategies and new energy into our writing workshops.

Lucy Calkins

A Well Planned  2 -Days

Day One


Why Write?

Creating an intrinsic love of writing

Growing a Question Culture

The 5 C's of Writing

Launching the Writer's Workshop

Using poetry all year to create a safe place

Assessing and celebrating writing

Playing with essay structure 


Helping students find their own truth

Redefining  essay writing 

Creating a class of helpful critics

Day Two


What's the Big Idea

5 essay strategies that work

The Story Circle

The power of strong leads


Teaching real persuasion

Toulmin's Toolbox

The Art of Wacky We-search

Creating your own Writing Workshop

Bringing it all home






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Writing Reboot Camp

                  Bring Back the Joy

Liberate your student's voices

and watch them soar.


A dynamic 2 day Writing Class 

with author and outstanding presenter Barry Lane   

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          For teachers 3-12 (and anyone who teaches writing)



"If you're not excited about teaching writing after this workshop, check your pulse."

                                         Billy Morrison,  5th grade teacher

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Fee: $430 per person, includes 2-day workshop, handouts, morning refreshments, and certificate of attendance. 

$399 If 5 or more come from the same school use HIVOL code.

(You can pay with a purchase order on next year's budget.)

Official Lodging Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson

Room rate $139 per night (includes breakfast)


Call:1- (800) 774-1500

(workshop is at Richardson Civic Center)


Bring the whole team and the Principal comes for free!  

PLC special : Principals attend FREE when 3 teachers from their school attend. Call 1-800-613 8055 to add them to the list.   Fax purchase orders to 1-802 897-2084 or email to  

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Have you lost your passion for teaching writing or not found it yet? Has writing become more of a predictable performance and less of an art? Do your students groan when it’s time to write because they see writing as filling in simple outlines or following prescribed formulas instead of discovering their own unique voices? Do your students see elaboration as just adding more stuff because they are supposed to?

If so, you might need a Writing Reboot: a two day class where you, think, write, and learn dozens of ways to create a class of real writers who elaborate their ideas and craft real meaning in whatever genre they write, including the STAAR writing test at all levels.

This 2 day writing workshop will breathe new life into your teaching and show you how to be master of your own writing class.

Come to Writing Reboot Camp if you want to:

  • Create a question culture and watch writing soar
  • Learn the basics of creating a real writing workshop for your students
  • Bring back the Joy to teaching writing
  • Teach the connection writing choice and revision
  • Put voice and choice into opinion writing 
  • Teach craft concepts to aid revision
  • Help students to succeed on the STAAR with their voice in tact
  • Turn rigor to vigor with using fluency techniques
  • Replace formulaic writing with organic forms of revision
  • Teach meaningful elaboration, not just adding more details
  • Model real revision through your own writing and with models
  • Use songs to teach students revision strategies and explore themes
  • Teach the bridge between narrative and expository writing 

I cannot say enough about this conference. It was hands-on and very interactive. Not only did I learn things about teaching my students, I also learned about myself as a writer and I want to start writing my own stories. Hands down, best conference I have attended--worth every penny!                                                                                 Holly Pace, grade 4               


If this workshop doesn't ignite your passion for teaching writing you might want to make sure you have a fuse!

                                                                  Laurie McDaniel, 9th grade

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