Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES (clock hours, PDUs, 400 or 500 level credits)

You are busy. Your time isn’t always your own. The assignments for the courses I teach through Heritage Institute are outlined in their syllabi, and you work at your own pace and have up to six months after registering to send in your work. If you need to modify assignments to better suit your position, we’ll work on alternatives that are relevant and practical for your situation.


Writing With Kids: Real Writing With Real Results

Inspire great writing from your students with writing workshop tools and techniques that provide structure, content, and increased confidence in your own writing and teaching. In this course you’ll join writer and children’s author Deb Lund who was already instructing teachers about writing with kids when the text we’ll use by Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing, was first published in the mid-1980’s. Become a mentor for your students and model the writing process as you explore fiction, memoir, essay, and poetry writing together. You’ll also use a slightly irreverent and very real shorter text by Deb. This comprehensive course will help give you the excitement you’ve longed for in your writing teaching.

Here’s the registration link: Registration Link for Continuing Education Class

Writing With Kids Text PDF



Even though teaching writing was my greatest passion as a teacher, it was also the hardest thing I did every day. Since completing my master’s project on teaching writing 25 years ago, I’ve taught writers of all ages and the teachers who work with them. If I haven’t experienced what you need, I most likely have worked with someone who has. I’d be happy to be your silent partner in planning, organizing, and carrying out your writing workshops.

For a limited time, you can get a whole month of coaching for $195 ($125 savings) which covers the introductory phone call, and (for the first time ever) unlimited email follow-up,  (I request you check in at least weekly).


Set up a district, school, grade-level, in-person or Skype workshop tailor made for your situation.


It might be that you’ve always dreamed of writing. I’ve been there—the teacher who wanted to write. My creativity coaching and writing teacher training make me a great partner for teachers who want to write. And teachers who write make the best writing teachers. Yes, your students will really benefit, but having a mentor to help you claim your dream, shorten your learning curve, and get you on the write path is first and foremost for you.



Deb Lund is a children’s author and a certificated music, classroom, and library teacher. Her Hamline University master’s project 25 years ago was on teaching writing, and she has taught teachers and writers of all ages since then. Deb created and co-directed an arts-based school.

She is a popular presenter at schools, young author programs, libraries, university teacher programs, MFA residencies, and educational and writing conferences.

As a creativity coach, Deb partners with artists, writers, and teachers who want to achieve goals, supplement their income, or add more joy and meaning to their lives. She’s passionate about reaching reluctant writers and supporting classroom teachers who facilitate writing workshops.

Deb lives on Whidbey Island with her musician husband Karl Olsen (of The Brothers Four) and their three kids who have taught her many lessons, including how to create in the middle of chaos.


If you want to know more about Deb’s education credentials, click on the blue resume button.

Deb’s Resume


Any questions? Please ask!

Send an email to Deb by clicking here.