Rick offers a variety of professional development opportunities and workshops on a wide range of topics concerning writing and writing instruction. He can tailor workshops for a single school faculty or for a system-wide in-service day. Rick has conducted workshops that combine classroom demonstrations and teacher debriefing sessions, as well as more traditional day-long sessions involving teachers and administrators only.

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Rick's workshop, Write Where You Are! Strategies for Teaching Four Modes of Writing, is an overview of his approaches to teaching descriptive, expository, persuasive and narrative writing and uses his teacher's guide of the same name as a general outline. This workshop is particularly helpful for teachers who are just beginning to teach writing in their classrooms and/or who have responsibility for preparing students for state writing assessments.

If you are interested in offering a professional development opportunity for your school or school system, Rick will be happy to work with you in designing a workshop to meet your particular needs.

Where Rick Has Worked

Rick has conducted professional development workshops for schools, school systems and in-service centers in the following school systems and professional development centers:

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