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March 19, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Elevating Arguments: Teaching Students to Write with Integrity and Substance


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Elevating Arguments: Teaching Students to Write with Integrity and Substance


March 19, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT






Grade Level Grades 9-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Teaching students how to craft ethical and effective arguments is crucial for them to have a healthy participation in civic discourse. At a time where the public sphere is awash in conflicting messages and technological advancements require careful scrutiny of sources, the form of argumentative writing offers a powerful vehicle for instruction. It is only through the careful analysis of information and understanding of the basic principles of argumentative writing that students will be able to participate fully in that public, civic discourse. In this 2024 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session, educators from Turnitin will demonstrate how teachers  can guide students to gain an appreciation of argumentation with integrity, how to plan and deliver lessons on the topic, and how to inspire students to strive for more powerful argumentative writing.


Karen Smith, Turnitin

Karen Smith

Senior Teaching and Learning Specialist, Turnitin

Karen Smith is one of the veteran educators who make up the Teaching and Learning Innovations team. Before coming to Turnitin, Karen spent 34 years working in public education in the U.S. as a secondary English Language Arts teacher and as a literacy coach. In addition, Karen led various technology initiatives, served as the Site Testing Coordinator for statewide assessments, and worked on various regional and state curriculum and assessment projects. In this capacity, she has played a key role in shaping best practices with and for educators and students, both in her classroom and others. With degrees in secondary education and in the teaching of writing, the path to Turnitin seemed inevitable.

Since coming to Turnitin in 2021, Karen has continued to design instructional/curricular resources and professional learning content to support educators around the world in the understanding of pedagogy and implementation of Turnitin’s products and services, all of which are underpinned by academic integrity.

Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:



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