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Teaching Writing in Wyoming|Lost in Transition 2014

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University of Wyoming
Dept 3334
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.4430
Email: learn@uwyo.edu
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Teaching Writing in Wyoming
and the Literature Summit
Present:

Lost in Transition:
Writing and Literature
in the 21st Century

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Friday, November 7- Saturday, November 8
Casper College Casper, WY

Registration is free, but required.
Registration closes October 24th, 2014. 

Please click here to register.

 

Professional Teaching Standard Board (PTSB) credit will be available.

Goals:

  • Foster conversation and collaboration among language arts teachers across secondary and postsecondary levels.
  • Extend discussions from Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Lost in Translation events, specifically around close reading and the relationship between student reading and writing.
  • Deepen teachers' (and ultimately students') understanding about the ways that reading and writing provide mutually reinforcing opportunities for learning and personal growth.
  • Generate ideas to help students develop close reading skills and support their writing and textual evidence.
  • Explore the CCSS components that create opportunities (and tensions) for connecting student reading and writing.


Lodging

Any travel or lodging expenses are the responsibility of the registrant or the organization represented.

  • There are no more rooms available at the Hilton for TWW. 

  • TWW has put a block on 25 rooms at the Courtyard Marriott in Casper.  To book one of these rooms, call the Courtyard Marriott at 307-473-2600 and tell them you are a part of the "TWW Group."  Each room is $147/night.  You need reserve your rooms before October 31st in order to get this group rate.

    NOTE:  There is a State Volleyball Tournament happening the same weekend as the Lost in Transition Conference.  Hotel rooms are difficult to find for the 6th and 7th.  Please plan accordingly.



Pre-conference Tasks

For a list of the few tasks and required readings to complete before you come to the conference, click here.



Tentative Agenda

For a PDF of the agenda, click here.


Friday:

12:00-12:30 pm
Registration, lunch, and welcomes

12:30-1:30
Panel Discussion: Making it matter: How close reading and writing provide opportunities for deeper learning.

Panelists:
Ryan Sennet and Malinda Garcia, Wind River Middle/High School, Pavillion
Nicole Bryant, Laramie County Community College
Arielle Zibrak, University of Wyoming at Casper


Facilitator:
Beth Wiley

1:45-3:00
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?

3:00-3:30
Large group reporting out

3:30-3:45
Break

3:45-5:00
Discussion: Close Reading of text (specific text TBA)

6:00-7:00
Dinner with Speaker: Jeff Lockwood

7:00-8:00
Table Discussion: CCSS and connections between literature and writing

Saturday
8:00- 8:15 am
Light breakfast treats and registration

8:15-8:30
Overview of day's agenda, and introduction to table group discussion/respondents

8:30-9:45

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.

9:45-10:00
Break

10:00-10:30
Large group reporting out: formal responders speak out!

10:30-11:30
Table self-guided discussions.

Possible topics for discussion:
On-screen/multimodal/non-traditional reading
Cross-subject collaborations
Reading as information literacy
Connecting "words" and "worlds"
Class-generated texts as reading

11:30-11:45
Large Group reporting out: Top takeaway from each break-out session

11:45-12:00
Write-up, evaluations, announcements, door prizes

Questions?

Contact Rick Fisher, Rick.Fisher@uwyo.edu

or Beth Wiley, ewiley2@uwyo.edu

TWW is sponsored by: Wyoming School-University Partnership  LeaRN   English Department

 

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