Writing with Design

Get comfortable with writing standards. Learn what to teach so students make impressive gains in writing from day one of the school year. Explore activities you can use all year long. Learn fun ways to incorporate writing across the curriculum! Register now to sign up for the session you want to attend!

$350 – Presented by Amber Parks

Address: 2201 W Nifong Blvd Columbia, MO 65203

As a writing teacher on a mission, Amber Parks is one of our country’s leading experts on writing. Her program, Writing with Design, is rooted in research from science of literacy, language development, and the writers’ craft. She has worked with schools coast-to-coast and presented at state and national conferences including CCOSA, Arizona K-12 Center, National Title I/ESEA, and ASCD.

Amber first learned the power of writing on the other side of the desk, as a student. She won essay competitions and scholarships totaling $250,000 throughout high school and college. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma.

Her 19 years of experience in public education include teaching in Spain, South Africa, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, developing Writing with Design alongside teachers and students across the nation, and leading ELA+, a department dedicated to providing high-quality literacy instruction for Oklahoma’s largest school district.
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