Online Class:

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

Instructor: Krista Geffre

Writing is fun. Writing is playful. However, this is not the case in most classrooms. Re-energize your writing practice with the course text Joy Write: Cultivating High-Impact, Low Stakes Writing by Ralph Fletcher. This course will give you the tools, strategies, and the confidence to teach writing in a fun, engaging, playful way. Show your students that writing is joyful.

This course will support teachers in:

  • Evaluating current practice

  • Understanding and implementing informal writing

  • Understanding and establishing "greenbelt" writing in their classroom

  • Creating an action plan

  • Analyzing and understanding the impact of writing instruction formats and restrictions on student creativity and enjoyment

  • Understanding that "a central goal of school should be to engender a love of writing and reading." Fletcher page 89


For K-8 Teachers

This class is offered for 2 or 3 Quarter Credits

For 2 Credits you will complete 5 assignments

For 3 Credits you will complete 7 assignments


Required Textbook:

Joy Write: Cultivating High-Impact, Low Stakes Writing by Ralph Fletcher

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!

Fees:

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 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