Parent Training Seminar for IEW Writing Courses

This training seminar is mandatory for parents enrolling students in the following Institute for Excellence in Writing courses at UHC:

  • 3rd Grade IEW
  • 4th Grade IEW
  • 5th Grade IEW
  • IEW 1, 6th Grade for Sixth Graders new to UHC
  • IEW 1, 7th-8th Grade for Seventh or Eighth Graders new to UHC
  • High School English Composition (recommended)

The UHC Parent Training Seminar for IEW writing courses is 4 hours long and includes a combination of a recorded training and live Q&A sessions. IEW’s founder, Andrew Pudewa, introduces the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style method of teaching writing briefly covering the nine units of structure and introducing several stylistic techniques. Participants will gain insight into why this method is so effective in teaching even the most reluctant writer. UHC Staff and IEW teachers will provide live Q&A sessions where they will explain how UHC applies IEW’s structure and style models in our writing classes. UHC staff and teachers will also offer parents the opportunity to ask questions and share input.

IEW Training Seminar @ UHC  GVL Campus

Members may attend the training seminar at either campus regardless of which campus your student will attend during the school year.

IEW Training Seminar @ UHC SPT Campus

Members may attend the training seminar at either campus regardless of which campus your student will attend during the school year.

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Time: 12:00pm- 4:00pm

GVL Location: Grace Church, Taylors (Student Center- Multipurpose Room)

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Date: Thursday, August 22nd, 2024

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

SPT Location: Church At the Mill (Student Center)

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If the teaching parent has previously taken the UHC Parent Training for our writing classes, he or she will not need to repeat the course. If the parent has already completed Teaching Writing with Structure and Style previously at home or elsewhere, please reach out to the appropriate grade level Director for approval.

Materials and Fees:

Each attendee will need the handbook Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, Second Edition. This resource is available at the IEW website or at Lifelong Learning Resources for $35. Please purchase the handbook before the workshop and bring it with you to the training.


The cost of the workshop is $20 for UHC members. You may Venmo @Karla-Partin or pay cash or check payable to Karla Partin at the event.


Participants must register in advance. Use the Register Now links above for the training you’d like to attend.

Post Training Follow Up / Resources

Now that you've completed the IEW Parent Training, please review the following resources available to assist you as you partner with your student on your IEW journey!

Coming soon!

Here is a link to a document for learning to type: Learn to Type: Suggestions

Here is a list of grammar programs our staff and parents have compiled: Grammar Curriculum Suggestions.

Note that our IEW classes from grade 3 through IEW3 will cover grammar instruction.

We have created a list of ideas to help you establish a teaching/editing system with your student. When you have a plan to work on IEW a manageable amount daily for three to four days of the week, not only is your student more successful, but there is less stress in your home. We remind our students: plan to keep your weekends free of IEW homework! Find ideas here: Let’s Edit


Instantly improve your writing! Brought to you by the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), this free app includes charts and lists to help you write organized and stylish papers. Based on the nine structural models and the many stylistic techniques presented in the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style program, this application gives you tools to organize your writing, whether you are writing short stories, reports, essays, or book reports. Also includes lists chock-full of interesting word choices to improve your writing and vary your sentence structure—the mark of a sophisticated writer. Perfect for the homeschooling student and the classroom teacher.