Ashley Jose and Helane Androne

Fall/Spring OWP Workshops

Interested in taking a class? Email us! 
Reading Contemporary Authors
January 13 - May 5, 2018
Location: Miami's Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester
3 semester hours of graduate credit
Book club with purpose, In this workshop, teachers will take a walk through literature and time with fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Teachers will read current books, explore the processes that students us to gain understanding of a text, and analyze writing styles that can translate to classroom instruction.
This workshop will meet on January 13February 17March 24April 21, and May 5, and will include some online work. Optional field trips to Main Street Books and the prison (Shawshank Redemption) in Mansfield and to the Book Loft in Columbus may be offered.
Picture Books & YA Lit Read In: Exploring, Reading, and Teaching
March 3 & 4, 2018
Location: Lane Library, Fairfield, Ohio
1 semester hour of graduate credit

Are you looking to explore new titles for your classroom library? Are you looking for the just right books to connect with your readers? Are you looking for ways to use books to teach writing? Are you looking for new genres and resources for teaching and creating text sets? You found it all at the OWP Picture Book & YA Lit Read-In!

This special collaboration between OWP and Lane Library begins with a free read-in of over 200 titles on Saturday morning. The remainder of the weekend is a credit workshop focused on exploring new titles and genres, using books and library resources to enhance instruction, and creating practical strategies for classroom use. 

The Power of Story: Teaching and Writing Narrative Across Genres
March 24 - April 6, 2018
Hybrid and Online Options
1 semester hour of graduate credit
"We are always asking 'What's the Story?'" Thomas Newkirk, Minds Made for Stories
In and out of classrooms, narrative writing is often found in the single college essay, personal narrative unit, or small moment writing. Yet, time and time again, we find the power of narrative writing as we read across genres... 
In this workshop, K-12 teachers will explore the role of narrative writing across genres and in authentic models, practice narrative elements, and create classroom strategies for improving student narrative writing in all genres.
  • Hybrid Option: March 24 on Miami University's Oxford campus and online through April 6
  • Online Option: Online March 24 - April 6