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Educators: Register for today's free eMentoring webinar!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Motivating Students to Read and Write: The Role of eMentors

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Presented by Laura Woodside, National Board-Certified Classroom Teacher and Vice President, Education Products for Cricket Media; and Graceann Griffin, Basic Skills & Gifted and Talented Teacher, Harding Elementary School, Kenilworth, NJ
Sponsored by Cricket Media.

If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Connected Teaching and Learning community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

Motivation determines, directs and sustains what students learn. When it comes to writing, most students struggle to find that motivation. In this edWebinar we will take a close look at how giving students grades 3-5 in under-resourced classrooms an authentic audience for their writing can dramatically boost their intrinsic motivation to write.

Laura Woodside and Graceann Griffin will explore how matching students with caring adult pen pals can give them personalized writing support, writing role models, and the opportunity to experience the real-life value of reading and writing. Join us to learn about:

  • The benefits of integrating eMentors into the curriculum to support purposeful writing instruction and provide added individual attention for students
  • Creative techniques to leverage the mentoring experience to build literacy, communications skills and engage students in early career explorations including STEM careers
  • How to safely and securely support student and eMentor relationships and model how students can benefit from connections in the larger community
  • Why eMentoring is a growing micro-volunteering opportunity that adult volunteers love
  • How to leverage students’ writing with their eMentors to uncover students’ interests and challenges so instruction can be personalized and individualized to further engage students

There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation. You will take away new techniques for building reading, writing, critical thinking, and technology skills through authentic, purposeful content and career explorations as well as practical suggestions for integrating community and industry volunteers into your classroom. You also will hear about eMentoring programs that are currently available for K-12 classrooms and the opportunity to apply for an eMentoring grant program to get 1:1 mentorship for your students for the 2018-19 school year. School librarians, teachers, administrators, and all educators interested in motivating students to write will enjoy and learn from this live, interactive session.

Join the Connected Teaching and Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, view past edWebinars, take a quiz to receive a CE certificate for a past edWebinar, and access free resources.

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