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Past Colloquiums

Past Teaching Writing in Wyoming Lost in Transition Colloquiums

Fall 2014

In Fall 2014, TWW and the Literature Summit teamed up to present the Lost in Transition: Writing and Literature in the 21st Century.

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


Making it matter: How close reading and writing provide opportunities for deeper learning.

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November 7-November 8th
Casper College Casper, WY 


  • 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.

Main Events:

  • Panel Discussion: Making it matter: How close reading and writing provides opportunities for deeper learning

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

  • Close Reading: "In the Lab with Agassiz"

  • Dinner Speaker- Jeff Lockwood
  • Table Discussion- Writing Assignments

  • Table Discussions:
      • On-screen/multimodal/non-traditional reading
      • Cross-subject collaborations
      • Reading as information literacy
      • Connecting "words" with "worlds"
      • Class-generated texts are reading

Fall 2014 By the Numbers:

46: Number of Participants
22: K-12 educators
6: community college educators
15: UW educators
2: Other


Full Agenda

Past TWW Colloquiums:

  • Spring 2014- Video Conference

  • Spring 2013- Lost in Transition: College and Career Ready Research

  • 2012- Exploring the Transfer of Writing Skills

  • 2011

For more details about these past TWW Lost in Transition Colloquiums, please visit the Wyoming School-University Partnership Lost in Transition English page.

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