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Increasing Engagement in the ELA Classroom through Writing

About This Webinar

Teachers nationwide are seeing a drop in student engagement in their classrooms. Join our hosts, Michelle Lindsey and Heather Garcia, who will provide some tips, strategies, and writing lessons to bring joy and engagement back into the ELA classroom.

Register for this one-hour session to receive:

  • Tips for helping students be active participants in the classroom

  • One free, engaging lesson plan from the teachers/lesson creators at Marco Learning

  • Strategies for incorporating writing into your daily classroom practice

  • Sample activities from the recently published book, "Engaging Writing Activities: Objective-Driven Timed Exercises for Classroom and Independent Practice"

Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Heather G
Heather Garcia has been teaching for fifteen years and has taught every English course from 9th grade to AP® Language and AP® Literature. She has taught public speaking, Dual Enrollment Skills for College Success, and English Composition I and English Composition II at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a professional development leader in her district, running annual new-teacher trainings and offering summer in-service sessions. Heather was also a presenter for AP® Literature at the 2019 AP® National Conference and her specialty is offering skills to help students build their skills in analytical reading, critical thinking, and insightful writing. Heather has a BA in English, MA in English, and an MA in Writing. She lives in Florida with her husband and two young children and spends her spare time writing young-adult fiction.
Webinar hosting presenter Michelle L
Michelle Lindsey has been teaching high school for 9 years. She has taught or currently teaches a variety of courses including Debate, Speech, Intensive Reading, 9th- 11th English- both Honors and Remedial, AICE Literature, AP Seminar, AP Research, and now AP Literature. She has been a presenter at the FCTE conference for Florida English teachers and is now the head of the English department for her high school. She has a BA in English and an MA in Writing. She spends her free time hiding from the Florida heat reading books or writing fiction while enjoying the company of her two fur-babies.
Webinar hosting presenter John M
John Moscatiello is the founder of Marco Learning. He has been a teacher, tutor, and author since 2002. Over the course of his career, John has taught more than 4,000 students, trained hundreds of teachers, written content for 13 test preparation books, and worked as an educational consultant in more than 20 countries around the world.