Conference Schedule

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

  • Book signing with Jeff Anderson, Meenoo Rami, & Heather Harlen
  • Please visit our displays and booksellers in Centre Hall

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

  • Nancy Coco, Director of Corporate and Community Education

8:48 – 9:45 a.m. Writing into the Day

  • "I've Never Written So Much!": How Mentor Texts Inspire and Nurture Writers – Jeff Anderson

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions I

  • Stepping into History: Using Project-Based Learning to Teach Historical Thinking Skills Jesse O'Neill
  • Science Talk: Engaging Students in Meaningful Classroom Conversations David Smith and Karen Knecht, Da Vinci Science Center
  • Equity in Education: Promoting the Conversation Megan Hauser
  • Writing as Teacher Reflection: Why Teacher Stories Matter in These Times Meenoo Rami
  • Using Student Writing to Shape Student Writing, Conventionally Speaking Brittani Whary

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions II

  • Revision Decisions: How to Talk Through Sentences and Beyond Jeff Anderson
  • Reclaiming Our Teacher Voice: How Staff Writing Can Combat Demoralization Heather Harlen
  • Tuning the Power of Observation Through a Writer's Notebook Barbara Lindtner
  • Celebrating Mentors Through Reflective Writing Conchetta Marucci
  • Writing Across the Curriculum: Peering into the Minds of Social Studies Students Mike Perruso

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

  • Book signing with Jeff Anderson, Meenoo Rami, & Heather Harlen
  • Please visit our displays and booksellers in Centre Hall

1:20 – 2:20 p.m. Keynote Address

  • Grammar Can Be an Invitation: How Mentor Sentences Change Writers Jeff Anderson

2:20 – 2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Doug Antonioli, LVWP Assistant Director