University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Teaching Writing in Wyoming
Lost in Transition:
Professional Teaching Standard Board (PTSB) credit will be available.
Any travel or lodging expenses are the responsibility of the registrant or the organization represented.
For a list of the few tasks and required readings to complete before you come to the conference, click here.
For a PDF of the agenda, click here.
Registration, lunch, and welcomes
Panel Discussion: Making it matter: How close reading and writing provide opportunities for deeper learning.
Ryan Sennet and Malinda Garcia, Wind River Middle/High School, Pavillion
Nicole Bryant, Laramie County Community College
Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming at Casper
Small group discussions (to extend the panel discussion): What is the relationship between reading and writing? Is there one? How do your assumptions affect your approach to teaching and writing?
Large group reporting out
Discussion: Close Reading of text (specific text TBA)
Dinner with Speaker: Jeff Lockwood
Table Discussion: CCSS and connections between literature and writing
8:00- 8:15 am
Light breakfast treats and registration
Overview of day's agenda, and introduction to table group discussion/respondents
Table group discussion: Writing Assignments
NOTE: Each participant should bring 8 copies of a writing assignment that requires students to read at least two texts (books, movies, charts/graphs, images, news articles, student exemplars, essays, lyrics/poetry, blogs, etc.). We strongly encourage you to also bring a sample student response to the assignment (with student name removed). The sample can be either successful or poor, or one of each if you wish.
Large group reporting out: formal responders speak out!
Table self-guided discussions.
Possible topics for discussion:
Reading as information literacy
Connecting "words" and "worlds"
Class-generated texts as reading
Large Group reporting out: Top takeaway from each break-out session
Write-up, evaluations, announcements, door prizes
Contact Rick Fisher, Rick.Fisher@uwyo.edu
or Beth Wiley, firstname.lastname@example.org