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Space still left for 15 in next session of Writing & Technology Workshop
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Michelle Crippen, who was one of the teachers at the 2008 workshop, lends a helping hand to youngster Maddison Dematteo. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT
Young authors can explore writing, publishing and multimedia technology at the 2009 Writing and Technology Workshop.

The two-week program sponsored by Great Valley Writing Project and California State University, Stanislaus is available to incoming third-through-sixth-grade students.

According to Melissa King of the GVWP, there’s still room for youngsters to enroll in the July 13 through 24 sessions at Manteca Unified’s Walter E. Woodward School, 575 Tannehill Dr.

“We currently have openings for 15 additional students,” she said Monday via email.

During the program, students and teachers work together to create an environment that supports both productivity and learning. Youngsters receive lessons on important writing skills in a classroom setting but also meet in small groups while spending plenty of time working on self-selected projects.

The teacher-to-students ratio is three to one, thus, providing the instructor to study and address the needs for each youngster.

At the workshops, students can use modern computer software to compose, polish, and publish their work.

“These tools not only make written communication and publication easier, but they also prepare to meet the rapidly changing technical demands of today’s workshop,” King said.

Cost is $90 per student with full scholarships available to those in need of financial assistance. Forms can be found downloaded online by clicking on to (click “09 Enrollment” at the top right corner).

Scholarship applications are available at the Give Every Child A Chance office, 322 Sun West Place, Manteca.

For more information, call (209) 838-2115