Best Practices in Teaching Writing:
Linking Literacy and STEAM

January 30, 2016
Deadline extended to January 28

Penn State Lehigh Valley

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Digital Strand sessions are BYOD. Make sure to bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with you to Saturday's conference.


Keynote Speaker Troy Hicks

Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English at Central Michigan University and focuses his work on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology, and teacher education and professional development. A former middle school teacher, he collaborates with K–12 colleagues and explores how they implement newer literacies in their classrooms. Hicks directs CMU’s Chippewa River Writing Project and he frequently conducts professional development workshops related to writing and technology.

Also, Hicks is author of the Heinemann titles Crafting Digital Writing (2013) and The Digital Writing Workshop (2009) as well as a co-author of Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Create, Compose, Connect! (Routledge/Eye on Education, 2014), and Connected Reading (NCTE, 2015). His edited collection, Assessing Students' Digital Writing (Teachers College Press, 2015) features the work of seven NWP teachers.

In March 2011, Hicks was honored with CMU's Provost's Award for junior faculty who demonstrate outstanding achievement in research and creative activity and, in 2014, he was honored with the Conference on English Education’s Richard A. Meade Award for scholarship in English Education.

He can be followed on Twitter @hickstro.


Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA

Pre-Paid Registration Required
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included