University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
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 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 Zibark, 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