Online Class:  

Writer's Workshop: You Can Do It! (NEW)

Instructor: Krista Geffre

In this course you will take an in-depth look at writing workshop. You will be guided through reflections and planning for starting Writer’s Workshop for the first time or updating your current practice. This course will break down the elements that create an engaging, effective, and meaningful writer’s workshop while helping you understand not only the importance of but how to build a community of writers in your classroom. The course text (details below) is filled with practical advice and ideas in an easy to use format.


A few of the topics this course will cover are: building a community of writers, whole class instruction, mini lessons, independent writing, conferring, small group instruction, sharing, and more.

For K-6 Teachers

This class is offered for 3 or 4 Quarter Credits

Required Textbook:

Welcome to Writing Workshop: Engaging Today’s Students with a Model That Works by Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman

Register Anytime!  You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below.  Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card. 

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework. 

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace.  Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!


Option 1:  Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs): $525


Option 2:   3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690


Option 3:  4 Quarter Credit (80 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $625

+ $220 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $845

Student Testimonials:

This course has been very helpful for my teaching. I have enjoyed being able to work at my own pace. The assignments helped me think about ways I can improve my teaching of writing and were open ended so that I can reflect on what will help me as an educator. It helped me think about how I can provide modeling support to my students and also how to use mentor texts.  It met my expectations in that it provided me with readings that were interesting and the videos provided good coaching for teachers. 

TINT Student

This class exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this book to others. You know it’s a great book when you find yourself calling other teachers to share things while reading it. There are books we have to read and may take nothing away, but then there are books that we read, reflect, and find ourselves eager to try.Thank you for creating this class. It has given me so many ideas and got me started on creating my class.  I’m so excited to implement it in Fall.

TINT Student

I am delighted that I chose this course because I feel like the book has so many practical and powerful applications that I can implement in my classroom. I am excited to have the book as a resource to go back to when I need an idea for a conference or a checklist for writers. I have so many sticky notes bursting out of the book. To me, that is a sign of a good instructional guide.

I really appreciated the pacing and the gentle reminders to get my assignments in. I needed that because it would have been too easy to say I have a year and I will get it done at some point. Reading the book in succession, making notes, and now having the opportunity to practice what I read will be incredibly beneficial to my teaching practice. I never felt like I was doing an assignment for the sake of an assignment. All of the reading responses were very practical and felt like time well spent developing tools that I can use in the classroom. I really appreciated that!

TINT Student