IEW’s Winter Retreat 2022 [A Virtual Writing Workshop for Classroom Teachers]

Held February 26, 2022 - 10:00AM–3:00PM CT

If you are a classroom teacher, we hope you’ll join us for this special retreat! Attend from the comfort of your own home to enjoy a full day of inspiring workshops specifically planned for classroom teachers. Andrew Pudewa and Linda Mikottis will encourage, inspire, and equip you as you prepare to finish out the 2022 academic year. The final session offers a panel of IEW’s team members who will discuss the questions submitted during registration. 

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Time (CT) Session Speaker(s)

Cultivating Language Arts in the Classroom
Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most teachers hope to cultivate in their students. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities that can be used by classroom teachers which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school years.

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Andrew Pudewa

Teaching Structure and Style in the Classroom
After learning IEW’s methodology through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style course, teachers have four options for implementing the method with their students. Teachers may create their own lessons, use a theme-based book, use video in the classroom (live), or live-teach the Structure and Style for Students (SSS) course.

This workshop will explore the benefits for teachers, using the SSS as an in-depth tool so they can live-teach with expertise and ease.

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Linda Mikottis

Fix It! Grammar in the Classroom
Knowing how to effectively teach grammar can be challenging. Often what is taught in popular workbook pages doesn’t translate into success in writing for our students. In this workshop Andrew Pudewa and Linda Mikottis will discuss the importance of teaching grammar with a method that results in understanding, in proper mechanics, and in the successful translation to students’ compositions. Using IEW’s Fix It! Grammar program, they’ll offer instruction in how to implement the program in a classroom setting and get the results teachers and students need.

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Andrew Pudewa and Linda Mikottis

Round-Table Discussion for Teachers
During the round-table discussion, join the conversation as our panel answers questions submitted during registration or asked during the live conference. Joining host Julie Walker are Linda Mikottis and Andrew Pudewa as well as Sharyn Staggers, Beth O’Connor, and Andrea Pewthers from IEW’s Schools Division, and Renee Vasher from IEW’s Hybrid Schools Team.

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Andrew Pudewa, Julie Walker, Linda Mikottis, Sharyn Staggers, Beth O'Connor, Andrea Pewthers, and  Renee Vasher


Meet the Team

Andrew Pudewa

Julie Walker

Linda Mikottis

Sharyn Staggers

Beth O’Connor

Andrea Pewthers

Renee Vasher


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