Camp Rewrite 2023
A summer of instructionally-grounded professional revision in community
Registration closes JUNE 1, 2023!
Every year around this time, two familiar feelings bubble up inside us: The first is a longing to replace the hustling, bustling school year—now nearly eight months old—with the longer days and shorter working hours of summer. To rejuvenate and replenish and, yes, rest too. The second is an excitement to do it again better next year. To, in the words of Ta-Nehisi Coates, type over the work we did last time, and, as we reflect on the year that was, create a revised, better teaching practice for the year that will be.
In the spirit of these two, sometimes-contrasting feelings, this summer we (Matthew Johnson, Rebekah O’Dell, and Angela Stockman) will be partnering to create a pedagogical summer camp called Camp Rewrite. The goal will be to offer a space of restoration in both senses of the word—both the idea of returning something to a previous state and also the idea of improving and upgrading that thing in the process.
Here’s what that will look like…
Each Monday (beginning June 19 and running through August 14), campers will receive a link to a recorded professional development session (approximately 1-hour) from Matt, Rebekah, or Angela. You can watch at your leisure over the 9 weeks of camp! Check out the topics:
Community Building in the ELA Classroom
Revising the Way We Teach Vocabulary to Meet the Needs of Readers + Writers
Literacy for All and Caring at the Core
Revising the Way We Use Mentor Texts
Best Practices for Grammar/Language Study (Good Grammar)
Revising Independent Reading Practices
Feedback and Assessment
Multimodal Composition…and Comprehension
Campers will have the opportunity to chat with Matt, Rebekah, Angela, and one another about that week’s professional development topic all week long via a Substack thread.
Live fireside chats with special guests discussing what they are revising and rethinking in education and classroom practice, with recordings posted each week. Live conversations will provide opportunities for Q+A. Here’s a list of some of our incredible guests:
Dan Ryder and Gary Heidt
Shawna Coppola and Sherri Spelic
Kate and Maggie Roberts
Matt Kay and Dave Stuart Jr.
Once over the course of the summer, Matt, Rebekah and Angela will each host one live event where they reflect on how they would revise one of their popular books today:
Matthew Johnson — Flash Feedback
Rebekah O’Dell — Writing With Mentors
Angela Stockman — The Writing Workshop Teacher’s Guide to Multimodal Composition
Read one or read them all and join us for a behind-the-scenes reflection about the things we wish we could do-over or do differently today!
Here’s the Nitty-Gritty
The price for all 9 weeks of Camp Rewrite is $180.
Until May 5, you can access early bird pricing: $144
Scholarships are available. Please email email@example.com.
You can also add an amount to support teacher scholarships when you pay for your own registration as a Founding Member!
Site licenses are available for $1,200. Please email Rebekah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENROLL BY CLICKING SUBSCRIBE NOW! Registration closes June 1, 2023.
We hope you’ll pull up a camp chair and join us as we take a breath of fresh air, look back, dream forward, and learn together.