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Hudson Valley Writing Project

Saturday Seminars
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IN THESE TIMES: 
Authentic and Responsive Teaching for 21st Century Learners 

Saturday, February 1, 2020  |  8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building, room B125 (The 1907 Room) 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE: 

8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.  |  Sign-In and Registration 


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  |  Breakout Workshops #1 (choose one):  

LETTER WRITING AS A FOUNDATION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING RELATIONSHIPS 
Jennifer Santosuosso, Dutchess Community College  
What happens when we exchange letters with our students? What do we write? What do they write? What might we learn from each other? In this workshop, we will read students’ letters and write our own letters to students. (Grades PreK-College) 

ANALYTICAL BLUEPRINTS: Exploring the Intersection of Design and Literary Analysis 
Rebecca Ebstein, Horace Greeley High School 
We will engage in design thinking and literary analysis as dual entry points for our writing. Then we will look at what happens when students engage in a similar process with Elie Wiesel’s Night. (Grades 5-12) 

PERSPECTIVE BUILDING: From Narrow to Broad and Diverse 
michelle g. bulla, Monroe-Woodbury High School 
How can learning to read texts (and the world) through a variety of lenses diversify students’ perspectives? We will explore different schools of literary criticism and consider how they can expand and deepen students’ thinking, reading, writing, and understanding. (Grades 6-12) 

TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST 
Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar, Teaching Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
How can teachers without a background in history teach about the Holocaust? This interactive presentation will introduce the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust as well as a visual thinking strategy adaptable across the curriculum. (Grades 7-College) 


10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  Breakout Workshops #2 (choose one): 

LET’S GET PERSONAL: Letter Writing as Literary Response 
Tina Tamweber, Arlington High School 
Students respond with emotion when asked to write reflectively on topics that matter to them. We will explore the power of letter writing as a literary response genre through practice and examination of student work. (Grades 4-12) 

ENTER THE MEME AND TWITTERVERSE: Embracing Alternative Assessments 
Allison Baskind and Ashley Schebesta, Cornwall Central School District 
What happens when we invite twenty-first century learners to showcase their understanding of text in creative ways? Find out as we we create memes and tweets and explore the benefits of pulling pop culture into the classroom. (Grades 6-12) 

TEACHING THE HOLOCAUST
Elizabeth Weiden Philipbar, Teaching Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
How can teachers without a background in history teach about the Holocaust? This interactive presentation will introduce the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust as well as a visual thinking strategy adaptable across the curriculum. (Grades 7-College) 


For directions and parking info, visit the interactive SUNY New Paltz campus map

Participants will receive a certificate documenting three inservice hours. HVWP at SUNY New Paltz is a NYSED-approved sponsor of CTLE. 

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Questions? Please email us at hvwp@newpaltz.edu or call (845) 257-2811. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Saturday, March 7, 2020 
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building, room B125 (The 1907 Room) 
from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.