THE 2012 WRITE TO LITERACY CONFERENCE features breakout sessions for teachers of all disciplines and at all grade levels, K-University interested in classroom-tested practices for improving student literacies in anticipation of the newly adopted California Common Core State Standards. (Program listings will be available here by October 5th.) Associate Professor, UC Irvine Writing Project Director, and literacy specialist Carol Booth Olson will open the conference and provide a keynote address at the end of the day.
Dr. Olson writes and lectures extensively on the reading/writing connection, critical thinking through writing, interactive strategies for teaching writing, and the use of multicultural literature with students of culturally diverse backgrounds. She has received many awards, including the California Association of Teachers of English Award of Merit, the Outstanding California Education Research Award, and the UC Irvine Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Olson's books include Reading, Thinking, and Writing About Multicultural Literature and The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom.
Read "Enhancing the Implementation of a Reading/Writing Intervention through Literacy Coaching" (Olson and Land, 2008).
Read "The Art of Teaching and the Healing Power of Writing" (Olson, 2009).
WHEN? Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 am (registration opens at 8:30) until 3:00 pm.
WHERE? Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10445 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills (just north of Devonshire).
Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for only $75 before October 1st. ($90 Registration Octobet 2nd and later.)
REGISTRATION includes Continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials.
Door Prizes and a Raffle!
1 CEU available for $90 from the Tseng College (optional). Registration information will be available at the conference.
You may also use the FLYER to register by mail or send a PO to the Cal State Northridge Writing Project, c/o Kathleen Rowlands, Director, Department of Secondary Education, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8265.
Space Is Limited! Register Early!
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