Announcing IEW’s 2022 Summer Conference

Mar 31, 2022 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

Spring is in the air. How can you tell? Birds are building nests, trees are beginning to bud, and conferences for teachers and parents are starting to occur all over the country. Andrew Pudewa will be speaking at several locations, but if you aren’t able to attend an event in person, no worries. We hope you’ll join us at IEW’s 2022 Summer Conference, an exciting in-person and online event featuring Andrew Pudewa and happening on June 25, 2022, from 8:00AM to 4:30PM CT.

This year’s conference will be packed with workshops for both teachers and parents. You’ll have opportunities to connect with other parents and teachers as you enjoy a day filled with education and inspiration. The event is free for online attendees and costs just $10 to attend in person. In-person attendees will receive a prepared lunch and bottomless coffee for the day.

The line-up for the day is as follows:

  • 8:00AM – Coffee in the Commons

  • 8:30AM – Reaching the Reluctant Writer

Many children do not like to write. Why? This workshop will answer that basic question and teach a specific and successful method for separating the complex process of writing into the smallest possible steps, making it possible for even the most reluctant writer to produce short but complete compositions. He will be proud and motivated to write again. If you remove the problem of what to write, you will be free to help your student learn how to write, using source texts, key word outlines, and composition checklists. Results guaranteed!

  • 10:00AM – Principles of Motivation

What is the intangible but vital ingredient that makes things easier to learn and teach? What are the three laws of motivation, and how can they be applied? What are the two secret weapons we can use to aid in motivating students of all ages? The answers to these questions (and others) will be contemplated in this talk by Andrew Pudewa, who has studied the art and science of motivation for three decades.

  • 11:30AM – But, but, but … What about Grammar?

Knowing how to teach grammar is especially challenging for the parent who doesn’t feel confident in his or her own grammar proficiency. Grammar programs often consist of piles of workbooks, wasted dollars, and way too much time spent trying to fulfill that subject. Often what is taught in those workbook pages doesn’t translate into success in writing. The results are poor mechanics and a less than stellar understanding of "What is a verb?" or perhaps more importantly, “How do verb choices enhance writing?” If you are asking, “But what about grammar?” Andrew Pudewa has answers to your dilemma.

  • Lunch Break

  • 1:30PM – Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include these: What to correct and how to give a grade? How much help is too much? Isn’t the assignment clear enough? Why don’t students find their own errors? Learn how to avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration: overcorrecting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and overexpectation.

  • 3:00PM – However Imperfectly

As IEW’s founder and principal speaker, Andrew Pudewa has spent the last three decades speaking and writing about issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor.


We hope you’ll join us, whether it be in person or from the comfort of your own home! It will help you get excited about and feel prepared for the upcoming school year.

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