DATE SAVER: Webinar Series on Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners

Mark your calendars for the upcoming webinar series on Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners with special guests Joy Kreeft Peyton, Kirsten Schaetzel and Rebeca Fernandez. Each expert will present a webinar with a specific focus on instructional strategies for teaching writing and then lead a follow up discussion on the topic. The discussions will take place in the English Language Acquisition, Reading & Writing and Professional Development communities.

Topic Presenter Date/Time
Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Academic Writing Joy Kreeft Peyton

Webinar: Monday, October 22 at 1:00 ET 

Follow up Discussion October 23 & 24
Using Writing Test Prompts to Develop Academic Writing Kirsten Schaetzel

Webinar: Tuesday, November 13 at 1:00 ET

Follow up Discussion November 14 & 15
Writing as a Basis for Reading Rebeca Fernandez

Webinar: Friday, December 7 at 1:00 ET

Follow up Discussion December 10 & 11













Bios of the Presenters:

  • Dr. Rebeca Fernandez is an Assistant Professor at Davidson College. She has been in the field of language and literacy for 25 years. She began her career in bilingual education and taught adult ESL for many years. She currently works with multilinguals and teaches courses in the Rhetoric & Writing Studies and Educational Studies programs at Davidson College.
  • Dr. Joy Kreeft Peyton is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Her work includes implementing and studying approaches to writing that give learners opportunities to express themselves in environments that facilitate learning and success. She has worked on writing projects overseas and in the United States in K-12 and adult education settings.
  • Dr. Kirsten Schaetzel is the English Language Specialist at Emory University School of Law. She works with students, faculty, and staff on academic and cultural adaptation and expectations. She has taught academic writing to adult learners overseas and in the United States and worked with the CAELA intitative at the Center for Applied Linguistics.



Susan, thank you for this reminder of the very promising upcoming sessions on academic writing!

Although the title of the series is "Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners," I would like to encourage those who teach writing to native speakers in ABE, ASE, and family literacy programs to participate fully in these Webinars and discussions since the are many, many crossovers to be considered among the skills and practices to be discussed. Let's take advantage of the opportunity to interact with these three wonderful professionals and with one another! Yes! Leecy