Breakout Session I
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
LeRoy King, firstname.lastname@example.org
St Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty
Room: Fell A
You’ve Got to Be Kidding! Time to Teach?
You will learn 5 proven strategies that raise academic scores while dramatically reducing referrals by 80%. Increase job satisfaction by re-igniting the passion to teach. Grow your influence; create positive learning experiences; and enjoy.
Sean Hackney, email@example.com
Minooka High School
Room: Fell B
Audience: High School
The Composition Classroom: Assessing Academic Writing and Webtexts in a Way That Honors the Process of Writing
Writing for authentic audiences prepares students to be reflective and successful writers. The presenter will share the process that students undertake when writing academic essays and webtexts. Also, the presenter will share his experiences with turning over evaluation to students so that this dynamic process of writing is not obstructed.
Illinois State University
Room: Fell C
You DO Have Time to Write!
Teachers need to write to be effective writing teachers/coaches, yet time often seems to slip away. This session provides both prompts and activities for being a teacher writer. Imagine a piano teacher who doesn’t play a piece for her students. We need to “play” along with our students: this session will provide ways to engage in text production and revision without cutting into time demands.
Warren Township High School
Room: Redbird E
25 Strategies in 50 Minutes
In a fast-paced format inspired by Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Jamie and Carrie will present twenty-five strategies to help you improve, streamline, simplify, and enjoy instruction and evaluation. Prepare yourself for a wealth of information that can be put into practice instantly with any text or topic.
Western Illinois University
Grayslake North High School
Audience: High School
Close to Our Hearts: 10 New Authors who Engage Students in Reading
Book talks from our “Top 10 Authors to Watch” lists including exciting up and coming authors and under-recognized authors who write about issues relevant to teen lives, and get their readers involved. We will include multiple themes and genres (and formats) with high YA appeal.
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