Teachers Take Learner's Seat for Week

Writing Workshop Group Pine-Richland School District elementary teachers took off their teaching hats and put on their thinking caps during summer break. They worked to fine tune their skills in the art of teaching writing during a week-long workshop.

Facilitator Richard Koch emphasizes to educators and students that writing can be a journey of improvement with feedback from peers. The workshop helped teachers fine tune their skills in the art of writing and was a second part of a two-part grant funded by the Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund through the Western PA Writing Project in association with the National Writing Project.
During the first grant, Mr. Koch worked with students  directly to model effective writing lessons for teachers to see firsthand.  Elementary teachers Kathleen Giegle and Bonnie Allessi teamed up to write and oversee the grant project with the help of fellow teachers.
The Pine-Richland Communications & Media Services Department produced a video to highlight the week-long professional development session.