Series Success at the Core: Support Structures: The Workshop Model

The Workshop Model

Lesson Objective: Work on various components of an advertising campaign using the Workshop Model
Grade 7 / ELA / Workshop

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How would you describe the teacher's role in this classroom?
  2. In what ways does this lesson illustrate differentiated instruction?
  3. How does the Workshop Model help the teacher address his students' various learning needs?

9 Comments

  • Private message to Patrcia Mesch
I like this idea but it is hard to catch the ones that are at different places to get caught up.
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  • Private message to Shanna Morgan
I've been to multiple training sessions that focus on the workshop model, and I love it. This makes me excited about teaching. My question is-- how do you make this work with apathetic students? Group work is difficult in my school as a whole, because the majority of our population simply does not care about education. Any ideas?
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  • Private message to Donitza Ivnaovich

This is my question too. but I think that once they see everyone else working day after day they finally decide to work. And having so much freedom in what the topic is very motivating. 

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  • Private message to Jessica Paxson
This is my first time seeing The Workshop Method. Can I ask, how do you deal with due dates? If everyone is in a different place, how do you take grades by a certain time? Just wondering about the logistics. Thanks.
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  • Private message to Cathy Conway
I am a practitioner that uses the workshop model and believe it provides differentiation, explicit teaching, immediate feedback and prompting. This was shown here and it was easy to see the range of students and their engagement. However, one missing part was the Share component of the workshop. All parts are equally important. I am disappointed this was not mentioned and valued.
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