Free Webinar

Writing to Learn

Building upon decades of literature around writing to learn, this webinar will dive into best practices to teach writing as a recursive process.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT


Writing is a recursive process.

When students learn to write, they're not just putting words on a page. They're constructing arguments, analyzing information, and learning to speak to different points of view.

recursive-writing-processThe writing process offers students the chance to carefully consider the information they consume. Whether they're taking notes, reflecting on the day, or composing a piece of formal writing, it's the act of explaining, reviewing, and revising that helps students develop a critical thinking habit.

For decades, the concept of "writing to learn" has been used to explain the ways that writing can be leveraged to help students achieve a depth of understanding about a subject. As more states and districts emphasize the importance of critical thinking and communication, educators across the curriculum can use the recursive writing process to help students develop these high-level skills. 


This webinar will cover:

  • the origins of "writing to learn" and its application today;

  • how to teach writing as a recursive process across grades and subjects;

  • ways to bridge the gap between reading and writing and help students demonstrate depth of understanding.

Get to know the panelists.

Danielle Perlstein

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Director of Partnerships, ThinkCERCA


Katherine Young

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Director of Curriculum and Instruction, ThinkCERCA