Summer workshops challenge students to "Think!! Write!!"

Posted: Wednesday, 02 June 2010

DOTHAN—A series of summer workshops starting in June will help Wiregrass students improve their writing and thinking skills while learning about other cultures.

During the four-day “Think!! Write!!” workshops students will research and study the cultures and customs of Central and South America and write about what they’ve learned.

“Through these workshops, students will gain knowledge and enhance their writing skills through the study of multicultural literature,” said Dr. Robin Bynum, associate dean of the College of Education at Troy University’s Dothan Campus. “Students will compile an anthology of their writings and be on their way to making a start as young authors.”

The “Think!! Write!!” workshops are sponsored by the Wiregrass Writing Project and Troy University’s Southeast Regional In-Service Center.

Workshops will be held in Troy on June 14-17 at Troy Elementary School, in Dothan on June 28-July 1 at the TROY Dothan Campus and in Enterprise on July 5-8 at Harrand Creek Elementary School.

The workshops will be led by teacher-consultants of the Wiregrass Writing Project, which is an affiliate of the National Writing Project.

“The consultants are part of a vital, growing network of teachers nationwide who are developing and practicing the most effective instructional strategies in thinking and writing,” Dr. Bynum said.

The workshops are open to students in grades 2-9. Registration is $45. For more information, call 334-670-3495.