"Unleashing the Power of Writing Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)"
“Within a month, I had kids’ grades going up from D’s to C’s to B’s. It was unbelievable. I had failing kids getting A's by the end of the year.
- Julie Rigo, Reading Specialist, Bourne Schools
What is Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)?
SRSD is an extensively validated program for writing (including sentence construction, planning and revising, and genre element knowledge) and self-regulation strategies for writing (including goal setting, self-instructions, self-assessment and self-monitoring, and self-reinforcement). Developed by Dr. Karen R. Harris and designated by What Works Clearing House at the Institute of Education Sciences as a highly successful research and evidence-based strategy. It is appropriate for use in grades 2 through high school, and designed for students in both general education, and special education. This course is geared toward grades 2-5.
Bring SRSD to Your School or District
Join the hundreds of HILL-trained teachers using this strategy to get immediate writing skills improvements!
The HILL's 2-Day Workshop: "Unleashing the Power of Writing Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)"
This 2-day course overviews the evidence-based writing model: Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) developed by Dr. Karen R. Harris at Arizona State University. Learn to use methods that have been extensively validated as effective in teaching struggling writers, such as formative assessment, rubrics, modeling, goal setting and graphic organizers. You will also learn to cultivate the necessary self-regulation in students that expert writers possess, and gradual release methods to empower students to own their writing. The methods learned in this course will strengthen your existing writing instruction. Additionally, these methods can be taught via stand-alone units you'll receive that address Common Core's major writing genres (narrative, opinion and informative).
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Visit the Institute of Education Sciences website to read about Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers.
Wayland Schools Case Study
"Expertly presented, this course covers evidence based practices for writing instruction, backed up with research for the program (SRSD) as well the methodologies for the professional development in it. You will walk away with everything you need to implement these evidence based writing practices in regular ed and special ed." - Deb Pellerin, Reading specialist, Wayland MA.
“Using SRSD in this year's 2nd grade classroom significantly improved the writing of all students. Compared to past years, this group of students is the most capable and most independent group of writers that I have taught. There is no question that SRSD is the cause of this change in ability in the students.”
-Heidi Whipple, 2nd Grade Teacher, Barton Academy
"I absolutely love that SRSD is not a program. It is a set of procedures that I can internalize and integrate into my existing program. I know it is going to have a huge impact! I had huge hopes and expectations for this workshop and they were definitely met. I got goosebumps more than once given the information and promise of gains."
-Karen Devereux, Literacy Specialist, Barton, VT
"I gave Leslie the 6 most challenging students in 3rd grade to work with. I was skeptical of their ability to take on self-regulation as writers, but after 18 lessons all could monitor and self-evaluate short writing pieces."
-Deb Rude, Literacy Specialist, Cumberland RI
Shira Cohen-Goldberg, presenting on Using Social Media as an Access Point to Analyze Our Thinking (For Teachers and Elementary School Students)
34th International Conference on Critical Thinking & Educational Reform
July 28-31, 2014