Sonoma County Office of Education

ERWC 3.0 Introductory Workshop

This four-day, 24-hour workshop series is intended for English language arts (ELA) and English language development (ELD) teachers teaching grades 9-12 in California public schools. The workshop series provides an introduction to the CSU Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC), including the following:

  • Full-year ELA courses at grade 11 and grade 12
  • Curriculum modules with integrated and designated ELD at grades 9-12

Developed by teachers for teachers in a continuing collaboration between high school and university faculty, the ERWC modules have been edited and revised according to feedback from practicing teachers in classrooms across CA, Washington (WA), and Hawaii. New emphases in the third edition are transfer of learning; greater variety of literary and informational texts and writing and speaking tasks; and the inclusion of integrated and designated English language development and features from Universal Design for Learning, including student goal setting and formative assessment.

Teachers attending this workshop series will

  • Receive curriculum materials and professional books
  • Identify features of effective ERWC classrooms as reflected in the ERWC assignment template and key principles
  • Become familiar with ERWC pedagogy and key concepts, including integrated and designated ELD
  • Investigate rhetorical reading, writing, and inquiry processes
  • Explore ERWC course design—including module overviews that identify learning goals, rhetorical concepts, ELA and ELD standards, and culminating tasks—to make decisions about modules to teach in their classrooms
  • Examine specific modules
  • Select modules to teach and begin planning for implementation

Workshop Schedule

January 30, 2020 | 8:30am-3:00pm
January 31, 2020 | 8:30am-3:00pm
February 26, 2020 | 8:30am-3:00pm
March 27, 2020 | 8:30am-3:00pm

Registration for this workshop will close on January 23, 2020 8:00 am.

When 4-Day Series - See Full Schedule Above
8:30am - 3:00pm
Location Sonoma County Office of Education, Gravenstein Room
Presenter Heather Brown
Robin Fogel-Shrive
Cost Free
Audience Grade 9-12 Teachers
Registration closes 01/23/2020
Registration Elizabeth Arntz, 707.524.2816,
Questions Kelly Matteri, (707) 524-2928,

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