2017 Conference Schedule

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • Book signing with Ernest Morrell
  • Please visit our displays and bookseller in Centre Hall

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Doug Antonioli, Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project Assistant Director

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Writing into the Day – A Day In My Life: Writing The Word And The World

  • Dr. Ernest Morrell

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session I Supporting Student Agency

  • Student Voice and Student Choice in Classroom Reading  ALL GRADES
    Catherine Levesque
  • Are Students Really Struggling with Writing? ALL GRADES 
    Dr. Rhonda Sutton

  • Guiding Students to Discover Their ExpertiseELEM
    Dr. Xenia Hadjioannou & April Silimperi
  • Using Storytelling as a Bridge to Empowerment – MS/HS
    Suzie Bichovsky-Thomas
  • Writing to Transform Our Thinking, Our Students, and Our Worlds MS/HS
    Megan Hauser
  • Bridging the Worlds of School and Work – Partner Panel – HS
    Representatives from the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board and Easton Area School District

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session II – Exploring Literacy In Other Worlds

  • Summer Learning Spaces for Literacy Development - Partner Panel – ALL GRADES
    Representatives from the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Casa Guadalupe Center, Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley, & Community Bike Works
  • Place-Based Learning: Our World as a Classroom ELEM
    Barbara Lindtner
  • Writer’s Notebooks Make Your Heart Sing – ELEM
    Kristin Newill
  • Writing for Connected Audiences MS/HS
    Michele Fowkes
  • The Role of Audience in Project-Based LearningMS/HS
    Heather Harlen
  • Critical Writing for Social Action: Engaging Youth in Participatory Action Research  MS/HS
    Dr. Ernest Morrell

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

  • Book signing with Ernest Morrell

1:20 – 2:20 p.m. Keynote Address

  • Keynote Address: Cultivating Youth Voices: Developing Powerful Writers in Diverse 21st Century Classrooms
    Dr. Ernest Morrell

2:20 – 2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Nancy Coco, Director of Continuing Education and Outreach