Morehead Writing Project

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Sessions about standards and assessment

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The Morehead Writing Project will host the 2011 Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance register by Oct. 31 for $60 (lunch included). Registration information here.

Sessions for teachers include:

Deconstructing Constructed Response and On-Demand Writing: You can teach for the test and still embrace best practices for teaching writing. Learn strategies and techniques that will satisfy new requirements under Senate Bill One and help your students learn and grow as writer.  George McKee, Fleming County Schools

Teaching True While Teaching To The Test: How to teach thoughtfully in the presence of tests and without selling your soul. This session will also direct participants to a wide range of resources currently available to help with implementing both the new standards and program reviews.  Participants will be provided with a resource list and instruction on accessing and using said resources.  Rebecca King, Pikeville High School

Argument and Persuasion: Writing For A Purpose: This session will offer strategies for teaching argumentative and persuasive writing. Lee Bessette, Morehead State University

Collaborative Assessment: While the last thing most of us need or want is more classroom assessment, what if you could create valid and reliable classroom assessments that also support your growth and development as a writing teacher? This session will describe how three teachers collaborated to design writing assignments and assessments and what that process taught them about their pedagogy. Deanna Mascle and Tim Reding, Morehead State University

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