Hudson Valley Writing Project

Saturday Seminars

ECLI WORKSHOPS

Saturday, April 2, 2022  |  8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
SUNY New Paltz, Old Main Building

Join HVWP teachers to learn about promising ideas and strategies that support student writers in developing their voices as they engage with important contemporary issues and a variety of audiences.


IDEAS THAT WORK 
 

April 2, 2022 at SUNY New Paltz  

 

Write, connect, and be inspired at our upcoming seminar! In a series of all new workshops, teaching fellows in HVWP's Invitational Institutes will share practices that support students as writers and learners. 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:  

 

8:30-9:00 - SIGN-IN REGISTRATION, WELCOME & REFRESHMENTS  

 

9:00-9:45 -For all participants: 

 

WRITING INTO THE MORNING: In Our Hands  

Led by Terri Weiss, Valley Central Middle School 

 

9:50-10:50 - Session One Workshops: 

 

“DRAWING” A CONCLUSION:  

Supporting Multilingual Learners’ Comprehension  

Tessa Miranda, Liberty Middle School 

Multilingual Learners (MLLs) are capable of interpreting text through visualization when given the chance. This workshop will focus on using the Sketch-to-Stretch strategy to aid MLL's reading comprehension and writing abilities in English across multiple content areas. (Grades 2-12) 

 

WRITING BY THE NUMBERS: 

Using Mathematical Data as Reasoning to Support an Opinion 

Meghan Landerway, Miller Middle School 

The act of writing allows students to develop their thinking and understanding in all content areas. In this workshop, we will use writing to extend our mathematical thinking as we calculate a way to support an opinion by integrating vocabulary and equations into a persuasive letter. (Grades 3-8) 

 

WHAT IS THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY? 

Prioritizing Student Voice in the Research Project 

Kasey Stecher, Pawling High School 

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, it is that they are wholly incomplete”- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Using this quotation as a writing seed, we will reflect on how we, others, and the world might see us. This reflection will lead us to create research topics and questions, then consider ways to support our students as researchers. (Grade 5-college) 

 

11:00-12:00 - Session Two Workshops: 

 

HOW TO “STEAL” 

A Criminally Great Annotation Strategy 

Rheanna Fiddle, Liberty High School 

The act of annotating allows students to deepen their comprehension of and make connections to a text. In this workshop, we will practice a concrete strategy known as STEAL to see how analyzing characterization through annotation helps students better understand a text. (Grades 3-12) 

 

THE CHOICE TO CONNECT 

Alexa Buergers, John Jay Senior High School 

With so much happening in the world around us, students need space to find their voice. In this workshop, we will draft letters for change, and examine how writing for authentic audiences fosters civic engagement, and encourages us to engage in real world problems. (Grades 6-12) 

 

 

Please note that this event will take place in person at SUNY New Paltz in the Old Main Building. See the SUNY New Paltz campus map for directions and parking.

COST: $15 ($5 for college students)

HVWP is a NYSED-approved sponsor of CTLE. Participants will receive certificates documenting 3 CTLE hours after the event, upon request.

Questions? Please email us at hvwp@newpaltz.edu or call (845) 257-2836.

This program is provided with support from the School of Education and Campus Auxiliary Services at SUNY New Paltz.