1. SAT Essay Intensive to Improve Your Writing Score


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    http://perfectscoreproject.com/ I’ve developed a SAT Essay Intensive to help you increase your SAT Essay score in less than a month. The prompts and samples used in this Intensive are actual SAT prompts and the Essays are actually essays submitted and graded by the College Board. This is real SAT work and great to help you prepare for SAT Essay, for school, and for life!

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    • Dr. Dana Dorfman: Introduction to Adolescent Brain Development


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      In this short clip taken from the webinar "Teaching Adolescents How to Write in the 21st Century", child psychotherapist Dr. Dana Dorfman provides a basic overview of essential brain terminology and how the adolescent brain stores and processes information as it learns.

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      • Teaching Adolescents How to Write in the 21st Century


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        A webinar for teachers, administrators, and parents who are interested in the latest methods for teaching writing—inside and outside of the classroom. With guests Dr. Dana Dorfman & Dr. Barbara McKeon. Hosted by Stacy Rosenblum. Join us as we examine the challenges faced by 20th Century educators as they teach 21st Century learners how to write. - What are the stages of adolescent brain development and writing fluency? - How has writing instruction changed? - What are the developmental implications of using more technology in the classroom? - How can teachers and parents do a better job of fostering writing independence?

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        • Webinar | Introducing the New DeCoste Writing Protocol


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          New college and career readiness standards emphasize writing in the classroom for all students. Students are required to write routinely for long and short periods across a range of tasks. And with students using computers at an earlier age, we need to consider if technology can help them meet classroom demands. Your district needs a process to evaluate writing issues for students with disabilities. Unfortunately, many districts don’t have a systematic way to do this. Author Dr. Denise DeCoste joins us to share her research on the subject and walk us through her new DeCoste Writing Protocol (an important update to her original book, Assistive Technology Assessment: Developing a Written Productivity Profile, first published in 2004). The formative assessment tool helps educators identify factors affecting an individual student’s ability to produce writing. The Writing Protocol compares a child’s individual performance across handwriting and keyboarding tasks. It examines spelling performance and writing skills so educators make more informed decisions about instructional strategies and the appropriate use of technology to meet classroom demands. Invite your team to join us and learn how you can use the new DeCoste Writing Protocol to make sure your students have access to the tools they need to support their writing! And please remember... If you own the 2004 edition, it’s time to retire it—updated research, updated protocol! To learn more about the DeCoste Writing Protocol, please visit http://donjohnston.com/decoste-writing-protocol/ About the Presenter: Dr. Denise DeCoste is an occupational therapist and a special educator with over 25 years of experience in the field of assistive technology (AT). For 22 years, she was an assistive technology team leader for the Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools (InterACT and HIAT Teams). Recently, she was the governor appointed chair of the Maryland UDL Task Force. Denise is the author of three books on assistive technology. She presents at national conferences and lectures regularly in school districts across the country on AT related topics. Webinar updated: April 2015

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          • Webinar | Building an Effective Writing Program for Your Emergent and Non-Writers with First Author


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            There’s a strong focus on writing in the new education standards, and most special education leaders are concerned that writing instruction in their life skills and autism classrooms aren’t preparing students for the new writing requirements. Current writing instruction looks more like handwriting instruction and filling out worksheets. Granted, it’s difficult to know how to teach writing to students with developmental disabilities. Some students have been stuck at the scribbling stage for years. Other students have complex physical and communication challenges and it’s difficult to see their potential without finding the right supports. Researcher Dr. Janet Sturm designed a comprehensive curriculum that gives educators the right tools to teach students with complex instructional needs how to write and then measure their writing progress. It’s called First Author Writing Curriculum, and it’s the ONLY writing curriculum of its kind. It will help you meet your new curriculum writing requirements and prepare students for the alternate assessment. Perhaps most importantly, with First Author, your teachers will become joyful and fearless as they view each student as an author who has the potential to share and communicate with others! Dr. Sturm shares stories of how these elements have worked together to help real students—just like yours—write in several schools that she has worked with to implement First Author Curriculum and Writing Software. About the Presenter: Janet Sturm, Ph. D, CCC-SLP from Central Michigan University has spent over 15 years improving writing instruction for students with developmental disabilities. To learn more about the First Author Writing Curriculum, please visit http://donjohnston.com/firstauthorcurriculum (Updated March 2015)

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            • The Opening


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              Have you ever wanted to write prolifically and easily? Do you wish you could enjoy the process of writing more? Improvisation and play produce great writing. Get expert coaching, innovative exercises and supportive feedback at The Opening Dot Org. Classes in Santa Cruz, CA or by telephone or skype anywhere in the world. Taught by Andy Couturier, author of Writing Open the Mind and A Different Kind of Luxury.

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              • Jane Hamilton on the Good Ole Days


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                Writer Jane Hamiton discussed book tours before box stores and Amazon dominated the book business. Linked clip from the Writers' e-Handbook from Elephant Rock Books.

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                • Jay Bongansinga on the (recent) history of horror writing


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                  This excerpt from the Writers' e-Handbook presents Walking Dead novelist Jay Bongansinga in a professorial mood. Jay offers a history of the horror market from the 80s to today. Read and see more of Jay, and twenty other writers and editors on Jotham Burrello's Writers' e-Handbook. It's the how, why, and where journal for emerging writers of all genres.

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                  • How to Make Writing Easier Part 3.2


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                    Suggestions and inspiring quotes to help writers work though discouraging times. Learn more about how to make writing easier at lifeimagination.com.

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