Q&A : Teachers as Writers Online Course


Registration for Teachers as Writers opens on Friday, June 17, at 7 am PST!  Registration is $55 before or on July 1, and $70 from July 2 to July 11.

Teachers as Writers is an online course for Early Childhood Educators who want to hone their writing skills.  We use our words to communicate children's thinking and learning to colleagues, parents, families, and the community.  This course is an opportunity to think deeply about why, what, and how educators write.  This four week course begins on July 11th.  If you are interested, please read on!


How do I register?

Registration happens at bakersandastronauts.com/workshops - that link goes live on Friday, June 17th, at 7 am PST.  If you are having any trouble at all, just send me an email.

Do I need to be online at a certain time each week?

No, you do not.  You'll complete steps in a certain order each week, on your own time.

On Monday mornings (PST) you will receive an email from me with information about the upcoming week. You will log onto our class website and see the content and assignments.  You can do that when and how you please: on a beach, in the middle of the night, at your desk, on a plane - that is up to you.  I may add a few live hangouts in somewhere, but if that happens, they will be recorded for people to access later.  The course requires you to log on to our class website  to get the content, but not at a specific time.

How much time will the class take each week?

My assumption is about 3 to 5 hours per week for course content and readings, and perhaps a bit more time spent writing.  I'll be recommending a regular writing practice throughout the course, which I'll dive into at the very start.

How do I access the course?

You will pay for the course by registering here, and then you will get an invitation by email to join the course a few days before it begins.  You'll create a login and password using that link that you will use to log on to the class when you want to access the content, beginning on Monday, July 11th.  You can access the course website on a computer, tablet, or smartphone by using a web browser.

Can I access the course content later?

The content, yes.  The website, no.  I will make sure you have links to readings and videos after the course.  We will be using #teachersaswriters to keep the conversation going on social media, which will be a way to connect during and after the course.

I'm not able to take this course right now, can I take it later?

Yes!  The response to this course offering has been very exciting, and I plan to offer another session in the fall, likely in October so as not to interfere with the start of the new school year for most people.  Please join the Workshops and Trainings email list to receive updates on offerings.

Please contact me with any more questions you may have.