Course Description

Over the years, I have had enormous success teaching discouraged and struggling writers. Now, I'm happy to share my approach with you! Teaching Writing Skills - A Structured and Multisensory Approach is a comprehensive course for teachers, parents, and tutors that shares my own dynamic method for students in elementary, middle, and high school. The course offers video instruction and demonstrations as well as free downloadable games and handouts.  In fact, I give you $35.00 of free publications from Good Sensory Learning. Finally, I implement and integrate a number of amazing technology tools that keep the process highly organized, and I walk you through the process.  Please note that the course curriculum is presented below.

Learning Specialist, Educational Therapist, Author of Educational Materials and Course Creator

Dr. Erica Warren

My work experience For the past 15 years, I have conducted teacher training in private and public schools as well as colleges. I have also run two college programs for students with learning disabilities and opened my own private practice, Learning to Learn. At present, I devote most of my time to creating educational materials and working with students on an individualized basis as a “personal trainer for the brain.” I don’t have a program, instead I create a unique, multisensory plan for each learner designed to maximize potential and remediate areas of weakness. I love to find the best assistive technology and online resources for my students so they can quickly gain independence. Learning games that ignite joyful learning, compensatory learning strategies, executive functioning coaching, mindful and critical thinking, strengthening of cognitive weaknesses as well as remedial reading, writing and math methods are common aims. I founded Learning to Learn in 1999. I have had a private practice for close to 20 years now, and although I have extensive training in special education, educational psychology, school psychology, and adult education, I would have to say that 90 percent of what I do I learned after completing a masters and close to two doctorates. It's a good thing that I'm passionate about learning and continuing my education through trial and error, workshops, reading books, and online resources! Even today, I'm dabbling in at least 10 courses so I can stay on top of the best tools, technology, and resources. Why did I become a learning specialist and educational therapist? Aspiring to empower “out of the box” learners, I created a degree program that united coursework and research in School Psychology, Special Education, Psychology, and Adult Education. With a full assistantship at the UGA Learning Disability Center in assessment, I pursued a doctorate that focused on life-long issues in learning, special education, the impact of learning difficulties across the lifespan, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. In addition, I earned a full assistantship with the National Science Foundation while working towards a Masters degree in Educational Psychology. Finally, I often refer to my bachelor’s degree in fine arts, as my secret weapon as it brings joy, color and creativity into my sessions. A little bit about my educational materials at Good Sensory Learning I quickly learned that materials for learning specialists and educational therapists were scarce. What’s more, many of the resources were dull and boring. When I began to create my own multisensory, mindful and fun materials, my students experienced huge gains and teacher’s were continually asking about my methods and materials. As a result, I created GoodSensory Learning, my online store, offers over 70 digital products. My Amazon storefront offers a few of my key products as hard goods or on CD. My Teachers Pay Teachers store offers all my digital and many of my printed and CD materials. Dr. Erica Warren, Educational Therapist, Author, and Artist. All of Dr. Erica Warren’s sites Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/warrenerica1 Monthly Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1CYVT79 Private practice: http://learningtolearn.biz Online store: http://www.goodsensorylearning.com/ Blog: http://learningspecialistmaterials.blogspot.com/ Dyslexia resources: http://www.dyslexiamaterials.comDyslexia video Podcasts, blogs, & resources:https://www.godyslexia.com

Course curriculum

  • 1

    A Scaffolding Approach

    • A Scaffolding Approach - Developing the Needed Skills to Automaticity

    • 5Ws Detectives Elementary Writing Game

  • 2

    Why Use Google Docs

    • Why I Love Google Docs: The Tools and Tricks behind this Versatile Web-Based Software

    • Voice Typing on Google Docs

    • Google Docs Punctuation Voice Commands for Google Docs

  • 3

    Graphic Organizers and Writing Templates

    • Graphic Organizers Overview

    • Writing Course Graphic Organizers

  • 4

    The 5 Paragraph Essay

    • 3 and 5 Paragraph Essay Overview

    • 5 Paragraph Essay Prezi for Windows

    • 5 Paragraph Essay Prezi for Mac

  • 5

    Descriptive Writing

    • What is Descriptive Writing?

    • Show Don't Tell Descriptive Writing Game

  • 6

    Color Coded Writing

    • Color-Coded Writing: An Overview

    • Color Coded Writing Video Lesson

    • Color Coded Writing Student Handout

  • 7

    Writing with Google Keep

    • What is Google Keep and How Can I Sign Up?

    • Using Google Keep for Color Coded Writing and More!

  • 8

    Writing Research Papers: A Quick and Highly Structured Approach

    • What Online Technology Do I Suggest and Where Do I Go to Sign Up?

    • My 2016 Interview with the CEO of my Favorite Online Writing Tool

    • 1 - Sign Up Guide

    • Online Demo of my Favorite Tool

    • Toolbar Guide

    • Scrible Updates

  • 9

    DBQ and Thematic Essays - Learning the Formula

    • The DBQ

    • The Thematic Essay

    • DBQ and Thematic Essay Handout

  • 10

    Other Writing Software That I Like

    • My favorite Outlining and Mind Mapping Software for Elementary Students - Video Produced by the Company

    • My favorite Outlining and Mind Mapping Tool for Older Students - Video Produced by the Company

    • Data Sheet from my Favorite Software Tool

  • 11

    Editing Written Language

    • Helping Students Improve their Writing with Editing Checklist and Other Writing Handouts

    • Editing Checklists for Elementary - High School

    • Using Text to Voice Technology for Editing

  • 12

    Other Writing Resources

    • Other Writing Resources

    • Other Helpful Writing Handouts: Thesaurus Activity and Transitional Word Handout

    • Mastering Literary Devices: Handouts, Activity and Game

  • 13

    A Comprehensive Workshop on Writing an Outstanding College Essay

    • Using this Resource: Writing the College Essay Workshop

    • 2015 Writing the College Essay Workshop

  • 14

    Updates

    • Google Docs and Google Keep Update September, 2018

Reviews

5 star rating

Scrible, Google Docs, Writing Games

Melissa Brown

I am so impressed with this course! I am already on brain overload with where to begin with the many online tools and ideas you have presented. I am excite...

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I am so impressed with this course! I am already on brain overload with where to begin with the many online tools and ideas you have presented. I am excited about incorporating all this information into my lessons. THANK YOU! Melissa Brown

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