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LeaRN hosts or co-hosts one or two conferences each year available locally and state-wide for educators interested in student teaching and learning.

TWW logoTeaching Writing in Wyoming    top

The TWW colloquium meets annually to foster discussion among teachers of grades 6-13 around the topics of critical reading, writing, and critical thinking. Teachers from any discipline are encouraged to attend. Colloquiums are typically held in alternating locations around the state. To learn more about upcoming colloquiums, please contact April Heaney (aprilh@uwyo.edu) or Audrey Kleinsasser (Dakota@uwyo.edu).



Spring 2013

Location: 

Casper College, Casper WY

Topics:

  • Develop a better understanding of CCSS objectives related to research
  • Discuss characteristics of research literacies that build towards “college and career readiness”
  • Discuss common struggles in promoting critical thinking in research projects
  • Learn from one another about successful research approaches
  • Participate in facilitated discussions about key components of effective research projects
  • Ultimately, leave with a redesigned assignment prompt that builds from best practices and aligns more directly with CCSS

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks) and the Wyoming School-University Partnership.

Spring 2010

Location: 

Casper Community College, Casper WY

Topics:

  • What are the best and most workable models for teaching synthesis and analysis through Writing Across the Curriculum projects?
  • How can the "pedagogies of engagement" strengthen student ownership and investment in mastering these skills?
  • How can dual/concurrent enrollment collaborations bolster attention to summary, synthesis, and analysis in the transition to college work?

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks) and the Wyoming School-University Partnership.

Spring 2009

Location:

Central Wyoming College, Riverton WY

Topics:

  • Strategies for teaching reading at the secondary and college level
  • Approaches to helping at-risk readers
  • Research on effective unit and curriculum design
  • Workshops on student responses to reading-based assignments
  • Grant opportunities for curriculum projects 

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks), Ellbogen CTL, Wyoming School-University Partnership, and the University of Wyoming English department.

Spring 2008

Location:

Douglas, WY

Topics:

  • Develop and discuss pedagogical issues and goals for student writing from secondary through college levels
  • Identify contemporary definitions of literacy and its role in students' education
  • Gain insight into the types of assignments and instructional techniques employed across districts and levels
  • Highlight national trends and movements in writing instruction, including standardized assessments and teaching reading
  • Share strategies for effectively incorporating writing across the curriculum at various levels
  • Provide opportunities for continuing classroom-based research projects through grants

Speaker

Deborah Brandt, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks), Ellbogen CTL, Wyoming School-University Partnership, and the University of Wyoming English department.

logoSupporting and Challenging Underprepared Students  top

This conference is sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Association and the LeaRN Program and may be offered again (with varying themes) at UW or a Wyoming Community College. Stay posted for more information.

Fall 2010

Location:

University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

Topics:

In her presentation, Dr. Goen-Salter will examine some beliefs about “remediation” that surround work with underprepared college students.  She will draw from her many years directing San Francisco State’s Integrated Reading and Writing program to challenge some widely-held truths and to suggest a set of necessary conditions for improving students’ retention and success during the crucial first-year of college.

Info:

The Reading Institute was co-sponsored by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks) and College Reading & Learning Association.

Speaker

Sugie Goen-Salter, English Department, San Francisco State University
Website

reading institute logoReading Institute    top

The Reading Institute occurs every few years and focuses specifically on engaging students in active and critical reading practices. Teachers at the secondary and post-secondary level are the target audience. The institute features a keynote speaker and break-out sessions on various topics related to best practices in engaging students in course reading. For more information, contact April Heaney (aprilh@uwyo.edu), Mary P. Sheridan (msherid1@uwyo.edu), or Audrey Kleinsasser (Dakota@uwyo.edu).

Fall 2009

Location:

University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

Topics:

As literacy habits evolve with the explosion of technology, adolescent reading practices and preparedness for 21st century jobs become key issues for teachers. Building on discussions at the 2008 and 2009 Teaching Writing in Wyoming colloquiums, this institute will offer helpful information on current reading practices and pedagogical strategies for teachers across disciplines.
Participants will engage with national as well as local experts and have many opportunities to discuss effective practices for readers of varying levels of preparedness. Discussions will center on creating connections across disciplines and levels. This event will be particularly focused on high school and early-college instruction, although all are welcome! 

Info:

The Reading Institute was co-sponsored by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks), Ellbogen CTL and Wyoming School-University Partnership.

Speaker

David Jolliffe, English Literacy, University of Arkansas
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