October 4, 2008
Start the Year Off Right
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Our Back to School Special is a free event on the National Day of Writing for teachers to see the latest in writing strategies and techniques. Local Authors will also be there to share their writing processes.
The Reading Source will be present during the event with a varied selection of books for purchase. Teachers will receive a 30% discount from The Reading Source.
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Stacie Clark-Writing Detectives
Ann Huggins-Writing With Dialogue: LettingCharacters
Shelley Blalock-Words the Wordless: A Strategy to Enhance Descriptive Writing
Jennifer Bryson-From the Beginning: Using Great Leads to Writing
Donna Coffman-You Make Me Sick: Guiding Students Through Writing Strong Scientific Content With Engaging Word Choice
Kathy Berry-Journey to Becoming a Journalist: Creating a Community of Writers
Laura Paradis-The Things They Carry: Reaching into Student's Histories to Engage Their Present Writing
Mindy Watson-Emotional Revealations: Evoking Emotions Through Reflective Writing in History
March 7, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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The Spring Writing Conference Programs are now online.
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$110 Register by March 22nd
$50 Clemson University Student Discount**
$25 UWP Alumni Rate
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Writing assessment expert Ruth Culham was the featured speaker at the Spring Writing Conference, held March 26 at the University Center. Culham is a national expert on writing assessment and author of the popular 6+1 Traits of Writing series. Culham presented two separate half-day sessions for elementary and secondary teachers on “Using the Traits of Writing to Guide Writing Instruction and Assessment.” Upstate Writing Project Teacher Consultants also offered a variety of one hour sessions featuring best practices that they have used successfully to improve writing in their classrooms. Attendees learned a variety of strategies and gained great resources for teaching writing!
What: Common Core Institute for teachers
When: February 24, 2012 for K5-5th grade teachers March 23, 2012 for middle and high school teachers
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Team of 3--$225 (Individual--$100)
A box lunch will be provided.
an in-depth overview of the Common Core Standards
specific grade level Common Core classroom strategies modeling a balance of reading, writing, speaking, and listening
actual classroom videos of teachers implementing the Common Core Standards in their classrooms
exploration of articles emphasizing the integration of reading, writing, speaking, and listening with Common Core Standards
discussion of classroom practice with experts and experienced teachers
protocols modeled by Common Core organizers to plan, as a team, for outcomes and possibilities in the classroom
School teams will develop action plans for implementing the strategies in their classrooms/buildings.
This dynamic institute will feature Upstate Writing Project Teacher Consultants who completed a Common Core Research Institute that included NCTE Common Core training during the summer of 2011. The consultants are Writing Specialists who have received advanced degrees focused on literacy/writing.
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