Our exciting (truly) day of writing and talking will be May 4, 2019. Formally entitled the “Writing Matters Conference,” it’s a gathering of K-12 teachers in all content areas who are interested in using writing to reach their teaching goals. All sessions are presented by and To K-12 teachers.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Christine Dawson, who will present on “Creating and Inhabiting Spaces as Teacher-Writers.” The conference is held at Corey Union at SUNY Cortland, home of the Seven Valleys Writing Project.
In all conference sessions, teachers present strategies for using writing in the classroom, and these strategies are “portable” and “scalable” for use at any level.
In every session, you will engage in writing, not just be lectured to about writing
FORMAT: The most common format is for teacher-presenters to lead either singly or in a team of two. Roundtable discussions of 4-6 teachers on a relevant topic are also encouraged, but be sure to identify a chair who will organize the session, and describe how you’ll have participants (and leaders!) write in the session. In all sessions, the audience and presenters are predominantly classroom teachers and writers.