Snapshot: CARE ‘Ideas and Insights’ Series Writing Workshop, Recruitment Event

| November 18, 2014
School of Education Writing/Recruitment

Susan Grigsby, Webster alum and nationally-known children’s author, presented on “When Images Speak, Words Paint and Students Bloom.”

“Writing with Skill and Imagination,” the first workshop in the Ideas and Insights series planned by School of Education faculty and staff in the Communication Arts, Reading and Early Childhood (CARE) Department, was presented on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Library Conference Room.

This event was designed by Tom Cornell, Communication Arts coordinator, and Phyllis Wilkinson, chair, to attract and recruit potential graduate students.

Teachers from many districts, such as Mehlville, Rockwood and St. Louis Public, and other professionals attended.

The 20 participants engaged in discussions and activities during the following presentations:

  • Susan Grigsby, Webster alumna and nationally known children’s author, on “When Images Speak, Words Paint and Students Bloom”
  • George Shea, assistant professor and coordinator of Webster’s Writing for Educators Certificate, on “Organizing a Writing Workshop in the Classroom”
  • Marlene Birkman, professor and author, on “Looking to Learn—A Collaborative Learning Task”
  • Dick Koblitz, adjunct and authority on children’s writing­­­­­­­­­­­, on “Analyzing Children’s Writing”
CARE writing/recruitment

Dick Koblitz, adjunct and authority on children’s writing­­­­­­­­­­­, presented on “Analyzing Children’s Writing.”

Associate professors Paula Witkowski and Cheryl Brieg-Allen provided a continental breakfast, handed out materials, and gathered participants’ contact information to be sent to Wonjee Beh, Office of Admission, who called the event a success and good investment.

Lisa Davis, department representative, advertised the event and is following up with a surveys and emails. Global Marketing & Communications assisted with flyer design and copy.

Plans are underway to invite prospective students to another workshop in the spring semester.

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