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Greater New Orleans Writing Project Hosts WriteFest 2013 Conference

Publication: UNO in the News
Date: January 11, 2013

Summary: The Greater New Orleans Writing Project, based at the University of New Orleans, will host a professional development conference on writing and the Common Core, and celebrate its 35th year as a Writing Project site.


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WriteFest 2013: Creativity, Common Core and Koozies, will begin with breakfast and a celebration of The Greater New Orleans Writing Project's 35th year. Attendees will then choose two of 10 morning sessions designed to guide teachers toward implementation of best practices in writing instruction. These sessions will link to the Common Core Standards across all grade levels and subjects. Following a New Orleans-themed lunch, teachers will be entertained and inspired by keynote speaker Barry Lane, author of But How Do You Teach Writing?: A Simple Guide for All Teachers, The Reviser's Toolbox, and Why We Must Run with Scissors: Voice Lessons in Persuasive Writing.

Additional presenters include GNOWP Teacher Consultants Amanda Baudot, 2013 Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year; Pat Austin, author and UNO education professor; and Ali Arnold, chair of the freshman writing program at UNO, as well as leading teachers from across all grade levels and subjects.

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