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Fall Opportunities from IEW

Our friends at the Institute for Excellence in Writing are offering a couple of really fantastic workshop opportunities this fall, including a workshop in Oklahoma for schools and school teachers as well as their very popular workshops for homeschoolers.

We certainly encourage you to check out one of these events.

Institute for Excellence in Writing Presents
Four Writing Events with Andrew Pudewa
Orlando, FL – October 5-7, 2011

Metro Life Church
910 South Winter Park Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707

Wednesday, October 5 – High School Essay Intensive
Thursday, October 6 – Student Workshops
Thursday Evening, October 6 – Free Event: Nurturing Competent Communicators
Friday, October 7 – Mini Conference

(Descriptions Follow)

Additionally, Karen Franklin will be present to assist you with any purchases from the Institute for Excellence in Writing bookstore.

To register or for more information about these events, go to or call 800-856-5815.

8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Get immediate experience and inside tips on how to do your best on the SAT or ACT essay. Also includes strategies for composing the college application personal essay.
Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)

October 6: Student Workshops

A day of workshops for students in grades 3–10 who are either new to IEW or have had a year or more of experience.

  • Introductory Workshop: Grades 3–5: 8:30 AM–10:15 AM
  • Introductory Workshop: Grades 6–8: 10:30 AM–12:15 PM
  • Advanced Workshop: Story Writing – Grades 3–8: 12:30 PM–2:45 PM (for students with a year or more of IEW experience)
  • Advanced Workshop: Research Papers – Grades 5–10: 3:00 PM–5:15 PM (for students with a year or more of IEW experience)
Cost: $20.00 per student per Introductory Workshop, $25.00 per student per Advanced Workshop. Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost.The Introductory Student Workshops are enjoyable, informative and motivating for the children who attend, but they are also meant to serve as demonstration classes. Parents are encouraged to remain in the room, observing and participating with their child. Please make arrangements for the care of non-enrolled siblings. Please register early as these workshops fill fast. Sorry, no enrollment accepted at the door for Student Workshops.

Cost: None! Open to the Public! Entertaining & Inspiring! Bring Friends!

Many parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability—some have it; others don’t. Both are myths. History and modern research show very clearly how good writers have developed. What are the two most critical things you can do as a parent to develop a high level of aptitude, from a young age and into high school? With humor and insight, Andrew will share the two easy but unbelievably powerful things you can do to build language patterns and nurture competent communicators in your family.

This presentation contains distinctly Christian content

Join Andrew for one session or the whole day of seminars selected especially for your educational community.
Cost: $50.00 per family for the whole day (All Day Pass) or $15 per session per person.All Day Pass allows you and your immediate family members to attend any or all sessions.

Session 1: 8:30–10:45 AM Structure and Style Overview
Andrew Pudewa introduces you to the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style method of teaching writing. Briefly covering the nine units of structure and introducing several stylistic techniques, Andrew gives the audience insight into why this method is so effective in teaching even the most reluctant writer.

Session 2: 11:00–12:30 AM Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day
Research shows that not only do boys and girls respond differently to similar environments, children in general like to do what they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. Citing several credible sources, Andrew Pudewa offers insight into specific ways you can create relevancy for children as you teach them academic as well as life skills. Available as a DVD or an MP3 audio download.

Session 3: 1:30–2:45 PM Spelling and the Brain
Many children (and some adults) have difficulty learning to spell, but the difficulty may not be with the student so much as with the method of presentation. Find out in this workshop how spelling information is most efficiently stored in the brain, and why. With a greater insight into the nature of spelling and neurological function presented in this workshop, parents and teachers will be well-equipped to meet the needs of all their children, not just the “naturally” good spellers.

Session 4: 3:00–4:00 PM Conquering Corrupt Culture by Raising Christian Communicators
We, as Christian homeschoolers, must have more than just “nice” reasons to homeschool—it’s not about academics; it’s about reclaiming Western Civilization for Jesus Christ, and the choices we make every day have eternal significance as we strive to raise up a generation of young people who will be empowered to communicate the truth in a world of liars and lead their clueless peers through the coming crises.
This presentation contains distinctly Christian content

Are your new teachers overwhelmed with the task of teaching writing? Do your veteran teachers need a refreshing reminder of our effective methods?

School has just begun, but it’s not too early to think about hitting the “Refresh” button on your teaching writing methods!
Join us for a rare opportunity to receive live instruction from Andrew Pudewa, director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, as he presents a systematic and delightful method for teaching writing.
What: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style for Full Time, Professional School Administrators and Teachers
Where: Character Inn Conference Center* 520 West Main St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
When: Thursday-Saturday, October 20-22, 2011 Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Cost: Reduced price of $99 for all three days!
Includes: Seminar workbook and syllabus with lesson plans and reproducible handouts your teachers will use year after year!
Guaranteed to be effective in helping even your most reluctant writers become confident and competent communicators.
Who: Send one teacher, or your whole school!**
*Housing available for our out-of-town guests at reduced prices.
What will the teacher be able to do?
  • Incorporate stylistic techniques to develop style and voice
  • Identify central ideas and facts in source texts
  • Demonstrate the self-questioning technique that draws experienced-based information from students’ brains
  • Model a process that the students can actually use to instantly improve their writing
What are the choice benefits of this training?
  • Promotes writing across the curriculum
  • Provides a systematic, comprehensive approach for teaching the components of writing
  • Maximizes teachers’ time and energy while multiplying the students’ success
For more information or to register, click here!

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