Super Saturdays

Our Super Saturday series is our quick, fun and interactive series that is facilitated by our dynamic local Teacher Consultants and are based on recently published texts and innovative literacy strategies.  Each session is designed as a stand alone session so that you can mix and match one or more sessions or register for any combination. You can attend five sessions and earn 1.0 unit of professional development credit.  We encourage you to organize a team of colleagues and friends and attend together to develop activities your students will love!





  • March 7:  Science Marvels Matter in Writing
  • Facilitated by Stephanie Strasser, 3rd grade teacher
  • Kids are naturally curious, love to question, and can form many opinions about their surroundings and observations.  How can we use science phenomenona as common experiences to provide a gateway to writing? In this workshop we will explore how to unfold observations of a science “marvel” and create avenues for writing. Enhancing curiosity inspires writing in genres such as descriptive, narrative and persuasive. Integrate NGSS science into your writing curriculum!


 March 21:  It's All About Relationships:  Literacy Grows When We Have Strong Connections

  • Facilitated by Kristina Darby, 2nd grade teacher
  • Relationships are essential for teaching and for students’ learning.  In this workshop we will explore tools that help build strong relationships with students in order to support social emotional learning and strengthen literacy skills for lifelong learners.

April 4: Using Mentor Texts with Young Writers

  • Facilitated by Stefanie Watson, 2nd grade teacher
  • Participants will learn how to use mentor texts to teach young writers. This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will explore a variety of texts and create mini-lessons to teach the six writing traits and writing genres. 

May 2: Cultivating Community in the Classroom

  • Facilitated by Harriet Watson, 3rd grade teacher 
  • Critical thinking and creativity thrive in safe and inclusive spaces. In this workshop, we will explore environments, protocols and methods to help teachers to create a cohesive and productive learning community.  

June 6:  Facilitating Writing in Mathematics

  • Facilitated by Cassandra Culps, 7th & 8th grade teacher 
  • Why write in the math classroom?  Research shows that writing supports mathematical reasoning and problem solving while deepening student learning.  Join us to learn ways to bring more writing into your math class.


General Information

Location:  Humboldt State University, Harry Griffith Hall and on Zoom! 
Time:  9:00am-12:00pm
Fees:  $10 per session.  Register for all 5 for a discounted price of $40
Units:  1.0 unit offered through HSU's Extended Education








HSU ExtendedEducation Units Offered

  • Cost:  $50 for 1.0 units
  • Online registration and credit card payment information will be provided on the first day for those seeking credit for professional development.
  • For 1.0 units of credit towards professional development, you must attend all 5 sessions.
  • Go to HSU’s College of Extended Learning to register.

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