Save the Date!!!!
“Start with the WHY!”
(Also if you hadn't noticed, we have sessions on science and math!!!)
Seymour Simon- whom the NY Times called "the dean of [children’s science] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association). His website, www.SeymourSimon.com, is a unique online destination designed to engage children in reading, writing, and interacting with Seymour and his books, as well as to provide families and educators with a rich array of resources designed to enhance their children’s reading experience.
Kate Roberts--Growing up, Kate Roberts swore to never become a writer or a teacher. She became both and is very grateful that fate did not listen. Kate is coauthor (with Christopher Lehman) of Falling in Love with Close Reading. It is informed by her experiences as a middle school language arts teacher in Brooklyn, as a literacy coach, and, currently, as a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Her work with students across the country has led her to believe that all kids can be insightful, academic thinkers when the work is demystified, broken down, and made engaging. Find Kate at http://kateandmaggie.com.
Ruth Ayres— a writing coach for the Wawasee School District in northern Indiana, spends her days helping students find meaning in their stories and encouraging teachers to reflect on and refine the art of teaching writing. Ruth began her career teaching seventh-grade language arts and has been influenced by the professional development offered by the All-Write Consortium. Ruth is the co-author of Day by Day and Celebrating Writers (Stenhouse Publisher). Ruth lives in Indiana with her husband, Andy, and their four children. www.ruthayreswrites.com
$195 for non-members
$ 40 for pre-service teachers