Professional Development


Executive Function and the Writing Process

Did you ever wonder how to help the child who can never start to write their essay or who struggles to understand the structure of a sentence or a paragraph? This workshop will delve into why these challenges arise for learners and what we can do to help them be successful in the writing process.

This full day, research-based workshop includes an overview of how the writing process and the brain are linked. We will explore the facets of writing and how to teach it with a cognitive, cumulative and sequential approach that makes it accessible to all learners. You will learn to mediate instruction, develop oral language skills to facilitate higher level thinking, and apply multisensory techniques for teaching the writing process.

• Saturday, November 27, 2021 – 9:00am to 3:30pm
Format: Online via Zoom
• Saturday, April 9, 2022 – 9:00am to 3:30pm
Format: In-person at Fraser Academy
2294 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
This course is intended for practicing educators such as teachers and tutors.
A bachelor’s degree; experience in the field of education
$285 regular; $250 Early bird if registered 2 months before.

APPLY NOWApplication deadline is one-week prior to start date.

About the Instructor

Erin Kline, M.Ed, MBA
Executive Director, FAx

Erin Kline is the Executive Director of FAx (Fraser Academy’s Outreach Center) and worked at Fraser Academy in a variety of teaching and leadership roles since 2004. She is a curriculum development specialist and certified OG instructor. She has presented at a variety of national and international conferences on differentiation and personalized learning.

About the Instructor

Melanie Davda
Learning Specialist, M.Ed.

Melanie Davda is a Learning Specialist and Admissions Coordinator at Fraser Academy and FAx. She has 17 years of experience working in a variety of educational settings. She is a Certified Educational Therapist, Dyslexia Therapist, OG Tutor Associate, and has a Masters in Education and Graduate Level certification in Assessment. She is currently in the process of completing an internship as an Instructor of Education Therapy with the National Institute for Learning Development.