Become trained in classroom-proven teaching methods that address the learning needs of each student. SRSD, created by Dr. Karen R. Harris, is now available for online self-paced professional development or group training.
Writing to LearnTM provides

SRSD lesson plans

Download lesson plans for opinion, informative and narrative genres for all student levels K-12. Materials are available in PDF or WORD so you can customize them and make each lesson plan your own.

Writing to LearnTM provides

SRSD teaching tools

Download all the tools you will need, from rubrics to graphic organizers to sample essays and more, for every level of student K-12. We make it easy to implement SRSD into your classroom.

Writing to LearnTM

Online teacher training on your schedule

Our SRSD online teacher training course, Writing To LearnTM contains videos of teachers like you modeling and guiding you through each stage of SRSD. Writing To LearnTM is designed to be taken on any mobile device or computer, allowing you to learn SRSD at your pace and on your schedule.

What researchers, principals, and teachers are saying…

About the Writing to LearnTM Online Courses
Dr. Michael Hebert, University of NebraskaUses Writing to Learn in both graduate and undergraduate curriculum.

“Using the online course, Writing to Learn for SRSD, was a huge success. My students learned to teach SRSD better than they ever have before. The students nailed it this summer! 'Writing to Learn' was absolutely the best SRSD instruction I have seen for beginners, ever. ”

Dr. Karen Harris, Arizona State UniversityCreator of Self-Regulated Strategy Development

“This course (Writing to Learn) is going to help you develop a wealth of genre knowledge, teach writing strategies that are powerful, that put your students in charge of writing and help them produce text they are proud of.”

Barbara Friedlander, Montgomery Public SchoolsSchool improvement specialist, SRSD Coach, and Author

“I highly recommend this course, Writing to Learn, to school districts and universities that appreciate research-based strategies that work and will be able to see results and improvement in student writing. What a great, well organized online course.”

Ashley Barkel, Arizona State UniversitySRSD researcher and trainer

“I was extremely impressed with Writing to Learn. I've taken many online courses for my master's program and none offered the depth of downloadable resources, activities and teaching tools as this. My peers would benefit from this course.”

University BusinessPremier Industry Magazine

“Writing to Learn is accelerating the trajectory of students who are now more fully engaged in both traditional and creative writing.”

Jessica Hagaman, University of Nebraska OmahaAssistant Professor, Special Education Comm Disorders, Education

“I think Writing to Learn is a great, complete online course and support tool and I can't wait to implement it into my own online teaching.”

Brenda Tracy, Norris School DistrictEdD, NCSP, Elementary Principal

“I teach several online courses and I feel that Writing To Learn is very informative, easy to understand and would be sufficient to implement SRSD in the classroom.”

Mei Shen, Michigan State UniversityInstructor

“Writing to Learn is a great online course and I would recommend it to English and content area teachers who are new to SRSD.”

Amber Ray, University of Hawai'i at MānoaAssistant Professor, Special Education

“Writing To Learn was easy to navigate on my laptop and tablet and I believe it would be sufficient for teachers to effectively implement SRSD in their classroom.”

Barbara Chorzempa, Department of Educational StudiesAssociate Professor of Special Education

“I really enjoyed Writing to Learn and the level of detail is superior in comparison to other online training modules that I have encountered. This is a great resource.”

Andy Bradford,Principal, Fox Intermediate School, Wisconsin

“SRSD Online is at or near the top of the list when it comes to student achievement. Our teachers were thrilled with seeing how their students self-regulated their writing, set their own goals and became independent learners.”

Peggy RohanLiteracy Coach, Wisconsin

“There are tons of writing materials out there. But SRSD (Writing to Learn) really works. The students are becoming independent and using the resources as their own which allows us to dedicate our time to those who are still struggling.”

Hadiqa AkhterPrimary Teacher, Aga Khan School, Pakistan

“Before Writing to Learn, my students were making simple, one sentence paragraphs. After the SRSD approach, they are writing freely and confidently on their own favorite topic. This makes me so proud that finally I have helped make them good writers.”

Mark Ponte7th Grade History Teacher

“My students' confidence level is so much higher, they're not scared. Instead they are excited. They just kept writing, and asking for more time. We actually had to cut it off because they just kept going!”

What does the course look like?

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Enjoy unlimited access to the course. Course completion takes just 8-10* hours and in 15 classroom lessons you will be guiding students to writing mastery. Writing To LearnTM with SRSD easily augments your current curriculum and will generalize into other disciplines. Take the course on any mobile device at your own pace, one module at a time, and experience immediate positive results as you go. Includes:

All writing genres and lesson plans

Downloadable tools for your classroom

Advice and modeling videos


Your own SRSD expert mentor through all six stages

Grades K-6100% Online

$ 199

one-timeEnroll Now K-6

Grades 6-12+100% Online

$ 199

one-timeEnroll Now 6-12+

Group TrainingOnline, In-person or Blended

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    Are there more enrollment options?

    If you’d like to explore other PD training options for SRSD such as one-on-one training, group training, blended learning, in-person training, whole-school training or other options please contact us.

    Course Evaluators & Enrollment Discounts

    Special pricing or free evaluation of this course for SRSD professional training can be requested on our form.

    * time based on learning one genre.


    1000’s of teachers are experiencing unprecedented writing and excelled learning results using Self-Regulation Strategy Development (SRSD). Additionally, SRSD success is cumulative and achieves generalization to other disciplines. Here are just a handful of our SRSD stories.