The annual WLAC conference will be at the University of Washington Tacoma Campus, on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2013. More information on submitting proposals for breakout sessions and attending the conference will be posted in the upcoming month.
With less than a month until the annual Washington Language Arts Council conference, please make sure you register and take the time to look at our Annual Conference page. We've recently posted the conference flyer, program, information on both Friday and Saturday's sessions, and information on parking at the University of Washington, Tacoma campus. And finally, the WLAC would like to extend a big, "Thank You!" to the Puget Sound Writing Project and the Central Washington Writing Project for their help in making our annual conference such a success.
The Art of the Common Core
October 19-20, 2012
University of Washington, Tacoma Campus
Keynote Speaker: Eileen Murphy Buckley, author of:
360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
Registration coming in early June
The 2012 WALAC Conference will be October 19-20, on the west side.
Reading/writing guru Kelly Gallagher is coming to Methow Valley School District for three days this summer (August 1-3). Gallagher's focus is on instructional practice as a means to motivate readers and writers in grades 4-12; he is widely hailed as one of the best in the field.
More info is available at http://kellygallagher.org/
Attendance for this opportunity is capped at 50; the cost is $500. This would be great training for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, and principals. For more information, please check out the workshop flyer:
For information on how to get to Central Washington University, parking, and where the WALAC conference will be held, check out the updated conference page (scroll down past the registration information).
Our annual language arts conference will be held October 21-22 at Central Washington University's campus in Ellensburg. This year's theme is Core Connections, a timely look at the Common Core Standards and other topics that impact our profession and curriculum. The focus of the conference will be on integration of the Common Core Standards into existing curriculum. Language arts teachers from all over Washington will gather to discuss, share, and collaborate on how to make the Common Core our own.
Proposals may be submitted for 1 hour and 15 minute break out sessions or 15 minute poster sessions.
Proposals are due no later than August, 1st, 2011.
Please complete the proposal form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, WALAC's annual conference will be held at Central Washington University on October 21-22. The theme of this year's conference is Core Connections and will focus on the Common Core Standards as well as timely topics that impact our profession and curriculum. Updates on registration, lodging, and key speakers will be updated as soon as that information becomes available.
This course is designed for teacher leaders, mentors and instructional coaches who want to improve their ability to use data as a third point in conversations with colleagues that promote continuous improvement of practice.
- examine key principles and purposes for effective assessments
- explore various formative assessments and applications/adaptations for use in your own work setting
- apply guidelines and tools for crafting specific formative assessments
- develop skills in leading and participating in data-driven conversations
- understand and apply a three-phase model for guiding data-driven dialogue
Instructor Barbara Lawson has served as a Director of Professional Development, designed and implemented mentor and coach programs and trains principals and teachers internationally. She has presented nationally on topics such as "Supporting New Teachers" and "Learning-Focused Relationships." She currently is working on a book on "Coaching, Collaborating and Consulting". Barbara is an international trainer for Cognitive Coaching© and Miravia's Mentoring Matters.
Text: Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide to Collaborative Inquiry by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman (provided with course fee)
This course is co-sponsored by ESD 105 and Heritage University. The cost is $49, which covers instructor fee, lunches and text and other materials. Contact Karen Estes at CSTP:
Karen@cstp-wa.org call 253-752-2082 to obtain a registration form.
Registration and payment due in the CSTP office by June 9th.
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