Monday, October 12, 2015 8:15 - 9:15 pm
Increasing Student Engagement & Voice with Digital Writing
Paul Allison has been the Tech Liaison the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) for over ten years. In 2003, along with colleagues in other local sites of the National Writing Project, Paul helped develop Youth Voices youthvoices.net, a school-based social network where students develop, display, and discuss self-directed digital projects, and where teachers build and collect curriculum together. Paul has also been one of the co-hosts of Teachers Teaching Teachers, a webcast and podcast that has been broadcasting live at edtechtalk.com/ttt every Wednesday since 2007.
Dawn Reed is an English teacher at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan and Co-Director of Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University. She earned her MA in Rhetoric and Writing in Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy from Michigan State University, and she continues to engage in teacher inquiry and research. Her research interests include the teaching of writing, digital literacy, and authentic writing opportunities, including writing for social justice. Through her work as a consultant with Red Cedar Writing Project, she is involved with supporting teacher professional development through work with schools and the National Writing Project. She has published in various journals and books, including English Journal and Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment (Teachers College Press, 2009), and The Next Digital Scholar (2014) and on Digital Is. Follow her @dawnreed.
Chris Sloan teaches high school English and advises student media at Judge Memorial in Salt Lake, Utah. He is doctoral candidate at Michigan State University and a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and the Wasatch Range Writing Project. More here: http://about.me/chrissloan
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4:00-5:00 pm
Building a Bridge Between High School and College Writing
Jeff Grabill is a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. He is a senior researcher with WIDE Research (Writing in Digital Environments) and also a co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated, an educational technology company. He studies how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning. He has published two books on community literacy and articles in journals like College Composition and Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Computers and Composition, and English Education.
Michael Schanhals as taught in all grades K-12 in the North Muskegon Public School system for the past 23 years, and currently teaches AP English Literature & Composition, Senior English, Argument & Research, and American Literature. He holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Women's Studies from Hope College, and an M.A. from Michigan State University in Curriculum & Teaching with an emphasis in writing, and has served as a National Writing Project Fellow and Consultant and as a participant in the Statewide Writing Research Project. He enjoys reading and spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons.
Susan Wilson-Golab joined Oakland Schools ISD as a literacy consultant in 2010 following 22 years of in the field 6-12 experience across two different states and rural, suburban, and urban contexts. At the district level, Susan has served as classroom teacher, Literacy Specialist, and ELA Curriculum Coordinator. In 2000, Susan joined the National Writing Project through the satellite Oakland Writing Project site based out of the University of Michigan. She is entering her second year as the Oakland Writing Project Site Director. In 2013, she launched Michigan Teachers as Researchers Collaborative (MiTRC) whose mission is to build collaborative participatory research between university and secondary teachers interested in exploring and developing the teaching and assessing of writing.