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Students as Thinkers, Students as Writers: Preparing Students to Meet the Challenge of Academic Rigor and Civic Engagement (9-16): Open Institute Program

San Diego Area Writing Project • CA Common Core State Standards Series Students as Thinkers, Students as Writers (9-16): Preparing Students to Meet the Challenge of Academic Rigor and Civic Engagement Facilitators: Divona Roy, Monique Lamphiere-Tamayoshi and Sarah Martin Students have strong opinions and make arguments every day, yet they often struggle to provide concrete evidence from credible sources to validate their claims. Our students need to be prepared for the workloads and expectations of college classes, with the skills sought by employers, and able to participate in civic discourse. Skillful writing that raises awareness and employs a public voice will allow them to persuade, to entertain, to enrage, to engage, and to educate their audiences. Whether you're a high school instructor wanting to better prepare your students for the college composition classroom, or a college instructor looking to support students in writing high-quality, source-based arguments, this interactive 3-day program will address your professional needs. Strategies and topics addressed will foster a classroom culture where students thrive as thinkers and writers. Participants will explore writing as a foundational key to student academic success as they engage in: • community building in the classroom • writing to promote rigor, access and ownership • critical thinking skills and routines • writing to establish credibility and awareness of civic issues • rhetorical reading and writing to advance an argument • socially and culturally responsive teaching practices If we could institute only one change to make students more college ready, it should be to increase the amount and quality of writing students are expected to produce. (Educational Leadership, 2007) FAQs Is there credit available for this workshop?  UC Extension credit available for an additional fee once the course is complete. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? UCSD parking fee not included in registration fee. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Call the office between the hours of 7:30am-3:00pm at 858-534-2576 or email:

Venue Details

  • UC San Diego

    Red Shoe Room/Sun God Lounge - Price Center West, 9500 Gilman Drive