Second Saturdays Series Launches This Weekend

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October 11, 2012 by witshouston

Second Saturdays is a series of writing workshops held on the second Saturday of the month and designed for classroom teachers who want to enhance their own skills as writers as well as those of their students.  Taught by professional writers, each interactive workshop provides concrete and innovative strategies and lessons that teachers can take directly into their classrooms–transforming classrooms into incubators for creativity and innovation.

FALL 2012

Creativity and the Personal Narrative (October 13)

Creativity and the Expository Essay (November 10)

 Writing the Short Story (December 8)

Click here for detailed information

For more information contact Tina Angelo at 713-523-3877 or

“WITS is the only professional development I’ve ever looked forward to. Finally, someone taught me to teach writing the way I always envisioned I could.” — 7th grade teacher

“The WITS program has saved my life as a teacher and has reminded me that writing is enjoyable.” — 11th grade teacher

“WITS makes you want to teach writing because you have concrete ways to do writing in your classroom.” — 5th grade teacher


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