Category Archive: presentations

You Can Find Us at #TheEdCollab Gathering Today

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Beth, Dana, and Deb will be live at 1:00 EST today

ICYMI: The EdCollab Gathering

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Take a peek at our presentation from Saturday at #theedcollabgathering.

EdCollab Gathering

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Four of us will present at The Educator Collaborative Spring Gathering tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.

Highlights from NCTE

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We’re sharing our presentations from NCTE with you, along with quotes I jotted down from a variety of authors and literacy leaders. ALSO, take a peek at some photos from our Slicer Dinner.

Connecting with Other Writers

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I had the pleasure of speaking about “Curating and Cultivating a Virtual Community of Writers” with the members of the Chester County Reading Association this afternoon. I talked about the ways blogging, microblogging, other digital technologies allow teacher-writers to interact with each other worldwide.

Connecting, Cultivating, and Celebrating Our Words: Using Online Relationships as Writers

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I’m looking forward to presenting about online writing relationships at this year’s Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Conference, which will be held in State College, PA in less than two weeks.  Ruth and I… Continue reading

Looking Forward

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August is here! What are you eagerly anticipating this week, later this month, and this-coming fall?

The Payoff

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I’ve been working with Keith Bollman and his fifth grade class on a research project. The end result is a tour of the solar system, completely planned, designed, researched, and created by the… Continue reading

Nudging Joy: A Student Group

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the things I know because I write. I’ve been keeping a little list of these ideas as a crude plan for an article about the topic.… Continue reading

Word Play (a writing night for families)

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Tomorrow night I’ve been invited to talk with parents and host a mini-writing workshop for families. You must know, about a week ago, our youngest, Sam (a first grader), gave two slips of… Continue reading

I Didn’t Expect…

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As many of you know, I’ve been a busy girl this week. I was at Judson University’s Literacy in Motion conference on Wednesday speaking about my work with celebrations. Then yesterday I was… Continue reading

A little inspiration

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Last week Annie Campbell published this op-ed, “Guarding Fragility,” in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It is powerful and worth the read. I hope you check it out. Annie has been helping me with my… Continue reading

Let Their Writing Take Your Breath Away

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Last week I was selecting some student writing to share with participants of the Conferring in Writing Seminar I’m leading at Penn State Harrisburg tomorrow.  I didn’t want to go down to my… Continue reading

Tech Workshop — Cool Things Before the Presentation

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My friend June Yazel and I are putting together a workshop called: Tackling Technology in a Writer’s World. We are planning two different versions, one for elementary teachers and another for content area… Continue reading

Our 2008 NCTE Presentation

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As promised, here’s the presentation, ‘”I HATE WRITING!!!’: A Discussion About Inspiring Reluctant Writers By Writing Alongside Them,” we gave today. Ayres & Shubitz 2008 NCTE Convention Presentation

We’re Headed to NCTE!

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In the next 24 hours, Ruth and I will go from being 872 miles apart to being in the same city, San Antonio, which we couldn’t be more thrilled about! We’re both heading… Continue reading

Teaching Writing Workshop with A Wide-Open Notebook

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Here’s the public version of the presentation I’ll be giving at the New England Association of Teachers of English’s Fall Conference tomorrow. Click on the link below to view the presentation, which I’ll… Continue reading

Beginning Writing Workshop Training: Day Two.

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I’ve posted two more slide presentations from the workshop today over on our Presentations Page. Below are links: Establishing a Community Getting Started with Focus Lessons I’m not sure how useful these will… Continue reading

Beginning Training: Day One.

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Just a little FYI, to let you know that I posted a couple of the slide presentations from day one of the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. Here’s the link to the Presentations Page… Continue reading

The Essence of Workshop Teaching

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I woke up early this morning and decided to get started on the PPT for my presentation at the 2008 Fall NEATE Conference in Nashua, NH. The title is, “INSPIRING CHILDREN TO WRITE:… Continue reading