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Baylor University/Central Texas Area 2016 TAIR Conference
Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4

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Presented in partnership with ESC Region 12
2101 West Loop 340
Waco, Texas 76712

Elementary Conference (Grades 2-6)
Monday, October 3rd, 8:00-3:00

Do you have elementary students who struggle with writing? This conference will feature a half-day workshop with Carl Anderson and breakout sessions on a variety of topics so that you can choose the literacy topic that will best meet your needs.

Carl Anderson is one of the nation’s leading experts on teaching writing to students in grades K-12.

Speaking Topics

• Conferring with student writers
• Assessing with student writers
• Using mentor texts to teach writing

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Primary Conference (Grades K-1)
Tuesday, October 4th, 8:00-3:00

Carl Anderson is one of the nation’s leading experts on teaching writing to students in grades K-12.

How do we put our youngest readers and writers on the path to writing success? This will be a full-day workshop with Carl Anderson for primary teachers. Topics will include conferring with our youngest writers, how to assess emergent writers, and using mentor texts to teach writing.

Speaking Topics
• Conferring with our youngest student writers
• Assessing with emergent writers
• Using mentor texts to teach writing

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Middle/Secondary Conference (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, October 4th, 8:00-3:00

Teachers get worn out spending evenings and weekends marking student work. It’s especially defeating when students refuse to revise and redo. For many students it is easier to quit. During this daylong workshop, Cris Tovani will share literacy strategies that will help teachers re-engage their students. One such strategy cited by current studies is using feedback to improve the quality of students’ work. Unfortunately, giving feedback to multiple classrooms of students is a daunting task. Cris will share current research, planning ideas and assessment structures that will make the revising and rereading processes manageable.

Cris Tovani is a high school reading specialist and English teacher. A nationally known consultant, she chooses to continue teaching high school students full-time.

Participants will

• Read current research that supports student engagement
• Examine examples of student work to notice the impact of strategy instruction
• Study how to write learning targets and matched assessments to get students to re-enter reading and writing tasks

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TAIR 2016 Driving and Parking Directions

The conference this year is being held in partnership with ESC Region 12 and will take place on the ESC Region 12 campus at 2101 West Loop 340 in Waco. They can be reached at (254) 297-1212. For directions, go tohttp://www.esc12.net/

Park in the ESC parking lots next to the building. Parking at this location is free.

  

The elementary conference

The elementary conference will take place at ESC Region 12 on Monday, October 3rd and include a half-day workshop with Carl Anderson and a half day of breakout sessions from which attendees may choose the topics that best meet their instructional needs.  Attendees will be free to go to lunch from 11:00-12:30 and return for the afternoon session.  They may also bring a lunch if they wish to remain at ESC Region 12 during this time.

Carl Anderson worked for Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University as a Lead Staff Developer, providing staff development in the teaching of writing for elementary and middle school grades. He spent school days in New York City schools demonstrating effective teaching in the writing workshop and coaching teachers. He gave day-long workshops for teachers at Teachers College on launching the writing workshop, conferring with student writers, mini-lessons, and developing curriculum for the writing workshop.

As a national consultant, Carl works with schools, districts and educational organizations around the country. He is known for his keynote speeches and courses at writing institutes as well as for his presentations at national conferences.

In his book,How's It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers, Carl leads readers through the challenging but essential terrain of learning to confer with student writers. The book includes an in-depth discussion of the teacher's role in conferences, strategies for teaching students to take an active role, ways to weave literature, mini-lessons, classroom management strategies, and responses to the most frequently asked questions about conferring. Carl also authoredAssessing Writers and the seriesStrategic Writing Conferences: Smart Conversations that Move Young Writers Forward Grades 3-6.

The primary conference

The primary conference will take place at ESC Region 12 on Tuesday, October 4th and will be a full-day workshop with Carl Anderson focusing on working with emergent writers. Attendees will be free to go to lunch from 11:00-12:30 and return for the afternoon session.  They may also bring a lunch if they wish to remain at ESC Region 12 during this time.

Carl Anderson worked for Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University as a Lead Staff Developer, providing staff development in the teaching of writing for elementary and middle school grades. He spent school days in New York City schools demonstrating effective teaching in the writing workshop and coaching teachers. He gave day-long workshops for teachers at Teachers College on launching the writing workshop, conferring with student writers, mini-lessons, and developing curriculum for the writing workshop.

As a national consultant, Carl works with schools, districts and educational organizations around the country. He is known for his keynote speeches and courses at writing institutes as well as for his presentations at national conferences.

In his book,How's It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers, Carl leads readers through the challenging but essential terrain of learning to confer with student writers. The book includes an in-depth discussion of the teacher's role in conferences, strategies for teaching students to take an active role, ways to weave literature, mini-lessons, classroom management strategies, and responses to the most frequently asked questions about conferring. Carl also authored Assessing Writers and the seriesStrategic Writing Conferences: Smart Conversations that Move Young Writers Forward Grades 3-6.

The middle/secondary conference

The middle/secondary conference will take place at ESC Region 12 on Tuesday, October 4th and will be a full-day workshop with Cris Tovani focusing on reading and writing strategies for adolescents.  The conference is appropriate for both ELA and content area teachers.  Attendees will be free to go to lunch from 11:00-12:30 and return for the afternoon session. They may also bring a lunch if they wish to remain at ESC Region 12 during this time.

Cris Tovani taught elementary school for ten years before becoming a high school reading specialist and English teacher. A nationally known consultant, she chooses to continue teaching high school students full-time. She has also worked for many years as a staff developer for the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the consortium that has received national acclaim for its work in reading comprehension reform. In addition to teaching and consulting, she has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver.

Cris has authored the books “I Read It, but I Don’t Get It”, “Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?”, and the videotape sets “Thoughtful Reading” and “Comprehending Content”.