National Writing Project

Friday Breakout Sessions—Round E

Friday afternoon, two rounds of two-hour sessions feature the work of teachers, sites, programs, and initiatives of the National Writing Project.

While preregistration for all sessions is required, limited space may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Round E Sessions

3:30pm–5:30pm

E1 Reading, Writing, and Teaching About the Holocaust
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom A
In this session, sponsored by the Rural Sites Network, participants will learn more about the Holocaust Educators Network and the work of its minigrant recipients and will think collaboratively about the ways that Holocaust education can address current social issues and lead to activism. More ›

E2 What an Inservice Coordinator Does
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom B
This workshop will focus on the key role an inservice coordinator plays in building and sustaining the work of a site. More ›

E3 Developing and Sustaining Site Leadership
Contemporary, Main Level, Nutcracker Ballroom 3
This interactive workshop will consider the challenges and successes of two sites' efforts to build capacity by building leadership and will engage participants in an inquiry into effective strategies for developing, organizing, and ensuring the continuity of site leadership. More ›

E4 Microaggressions: Why Have Difficult Conversations About Race Matters in the Classroom?
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom D
The Urban Sites Network Leadership Team will employ a form called "interactive theater" to initiate writing and dialogue about "microaggression." More ›

E5 Developing and Responding to Teaching Demonstrations in the Invitational Summer Institute
Contemporary, Main Level, Nutcracker Ballroom 2
In this interactive session, leaders from two NWP sites will share the specific strategies and processes by which they coach teachers in their invitational summer institutes in the development of their demonstration workshops. More ›

E6 Bringing the Learning Home
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom F
This interactive session will explore how sites have developed strategies and nurtured leadership practices through which the participation of individuals or teams of site leaders in NWP-sponsored learning opportunities leads to learning opportunities for the site as a whole. More ›

E7 Youth Programs: A Key to Unlocking Your Site’s Potential
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom G
Teacher-consultants from two Writing Project sites will demonstrate how their youth programs benefit their site, community, schools, and students. More ›

E8 Explore the Scholastic Writing Awards, a Program of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom H
Come explore how the Scholastic Writing Awards, a program of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, can support membership, professional development, and community-building activities at your site. More ›

E10 Building Capacity for Inservice
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom K
This workshop will feature some of the strategies involved in supporting and equipping teacher-consultants to go deeper with their preparation; developing an inquiry demonstration within the invitational summer institute; and following up with a leadership retreat for reflection and planning. More ›

E11 Getting STEM Savvy
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom L
This session invites site and state network leaders to learn about model projects that integrate instruction in STEM and literacy. More ›

E12 Reading to Inform and Inspire Writing: A High School Literacy Instructional Approach
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom M
Through the use of mentor texts and purposeful reading choices, three Kentucky high school teachers will discuss their use of reading instruction that encourages students to “read like a writer,” and demonstrate how reading instruction impacts student writing results. More ›

E13 Reading the Research: Identity as Resource and Outcome for Content Area Classes
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom N
Participants in this session will read and discuss "Identity, Interaction Ritual, and Students' Strategic Use of Science Language" by Stacy Olitsky. More ›

E14 Developing and Designing Open Programs
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom P
This interactive session will explore the history of the development and design of a variety of successful open programs and invite participants to examine both the program models and the topics and consider how similar programs can be designed to meet the needs of teachers and schools at their local sites. More ›

E15 Research in Early Childhood Literacy Development
Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom Q
Come join two early childhood educator/researchers in reading research and discuss documents by Genishi and Dyson and others about developmentally appropriate practices and assessment of early literacy for diverse learners. More ›

E16 Inviting Families into Literacy Partnerships
Contemporary, Main Level, Nutcracker Ballroom 1
Join us for a lively discussion of ways that Writing Project teachers and families form partnerships for literacy learning based on family funds of knowledge. More ›

E19 Reading the Research: How Teachers Become Leaders
Contemporary, Main Level, Pastoral 1
We will read and discuss excerpts from our new book How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice and Research, which features vignettes written by 14 teacher-consultants. More ›

E20 Expanding Offerings to Attract New Leaders: Invitations and Opportunities for Content Area Teachers
Contemporary, Second Level, Ballroom of the Americas A
In this session, four sites will share their struggles and successes in recruiting content area teachers into their Writing Project communities. More ›

E21 NWP Sites: Reporting and Compliance
Contemporary, Second Level, Grand Republic C
This session will provide an orientation for new site leaders to federal compliance requirements and to the NWP annual cycle of reporting. More ›

E22 Developing Long-Term, Grant-Funded Inservice
Contemporary, Second Level, Grand Republic D
The leaders of two NWP sites will share the program models as well as the strategies that enable them to develop leadership capacity and secure grants that support multiyear professional development partnerships. More ›

E23 Inquiring into Distributed Identities
Contemporary, Second Level, Atlantic A
Twitter. Facebook. MySpace. LinkedIn. Ning. Wikispaces. Edublogs. How do these different online incarnations serve our goals for connecting with others? More ›

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