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Hudson Valley Writing Project

Saturday Seminars


Saturday, March 10, 2018  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SUNY New Paltz  |  1907 Room (B125), Old Main Building

Come join practicing teachers as they share techniques and strategies that work in their classrooms!

8:30 am - 9:00 am   REGISTRATION

9:00 am - 10:30 am   SESSION ONE (choose one):

TEACHER AS WRITER, IN MY OWN CLASSROOM?: Creating a Writing Community
Christine Zandstra, Roy C. Ketcham High School
What happens when we write in real time in front of our students? In this workshop, we will explore the potential benefits and dilemmas as we compose and revise poetry together. (K-12)

PREWRITING: Strategies to Increase Student Engagement
Mary McGlone, Suffolk Community College
In this workshop, we will engage in several individual and collaborative prewriting strategies to explore how prewriting affects student engagement. (4-college)

DEVELOPING VOICE: A Strategy for Integrating Quotes in Writing
Katherine DeLandri, Somers High School
We will consider how quote integration can be used to help writers develop their own voice and strengthen their writing by exploring the practice and looking at student work. (7-12)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm   SESSION TWO (choose one):

WRITING IN MATH CLASS: Writing as Reflection
Maya Projansky, PS 364 The Earth School
What happens when students use reflection to process new mathematical concepts and skills? In this workshop we will explore the effect of writing on developing math understandings. (3-12)

Sarah Brown, Washingtonville Middle School
We will try a strategy that draws on students' natural interest in music to build their confidence and engagement as they incorporate textual evidence into their writing. (4-12)

"WRITE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF...": Developing Historical Thinking through Writing
Tara Kearns, Somers High School
What happens when students write from historical perspectives? We will practice this strategy and examine student work to see how perspective-based writing can help students learn to read and think as historians. (4-12)

This free event for teachers, education students, and the community is sponsored by HVWP and the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz.
HVWP is an approved NYSED CTLE sponsor. Certificates documenting 3 inservice hours will be available at the event.

Please contact HVWP with any questions:
hvwp@newpaltz.edu (845)257-2811