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2014 Fall Regionals - Writing Institute

The Writing Institute is a day-long professional development opportunity on writing insruction. Throughout this training participants reviewed the writing for the 2014 GED extended response items, looked at the connection between GED and the CCRS, explored teaching strategies for the competencies needed to pass the 2014 GED and be college and career ready. In this section teachers will find the PowerPoints and other resources that were shared during the Writing Institute workshop sessions.

Creating a Learning Plan

Take time to dig into the standards learners need to pass the writing portions of the GED 2014 and develop a learning plan for the students in your context. Presenters shared promising practices for instructional strategies for scaffolding student learning.

Creating a Plan for Assessment and Feedback

Everyone knows students make more improvement with quality feedback, but developing something that is useful and manageable can seem overwhelming. Presenters will share what effective feedback in writing looks like, promising practices for providing effective feedback, and explore how to use the GED writing rubrics in assessing student writing and providing feedback. Practitioners will have guided time to begin developing an assessment and feedback system for their context that is effective and sustainable.