W.01 | TEACHING STUDENTS RESEARCH WRITING: QUESTIONS, STORIES, AND RESOURCES (S, C)
What makes 'college ready' research writing for high schoolers? How do we build 'content area literacy' in students' essays? Join teachers from around the country and across the disciplines to define terms like 'nonfiction,' 'research qestions,' 'narrative,' 'evidence,' revise a classic guidebook, develop your own toolkit, and clarify your students' research writing.
W.02 | THE REAL STORY: INTENSIVE JOURNALISTIC WRITING IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM (S)
Sponsored by the Assembly of Advisers of Student Publications/Journalism Education Association
Have you wondered how to get your students excited about writing, or how to bring nonfiction into your classes in a meaningful mannerâ€”or how to make your journalism program more challenging? Our team of experienced educators will share a journalistic writing approach and lessons filled with concrete methods and materials that you can use to integrate journalism and English.
W.03 | GRAMMAR INSTRUCTION THROUGH METAPHOR, VISUALS, AND CREATIVE DRAMATICS (G)
Sponsored by the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar
Learn how to make grammar instruction engaging, durable, and applicable to writing. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of methods of teaching sentence completeness, expansions, and punctuation. All levels welcome, from K through college.
W.04 | EVALUATING STUDENT WRITING QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY (S)
This session provides strategies to evaluate student writing quickly, creatively, and effectively. Participants will see how assessment--with substantive feedback--aligns directly with instructional design. Presenters will model different approaches towards evaluation and show teachers how to provide feedback within 24-48 hoursâ€”for most assignments, while having students write frequently.
W.05 | EXPLORING NEW AND OLD TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS THAT SUPPORT STORYTELLING (G)
Sponsored by the Assembly on Computers in English
Through hands instruction, participants will have the opportunity to gain familiarity with technologies and applications that support creation and storytelling, including iPhone, iPads touch and traditional technologies. Special focus will be on linking these technologies with classroom practice.
W.06 | ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING AS SOCIAL ACTION IN CLASSROOM CONTEXTS (M-S)
This workshop is for teachers either seeking ideas or developing approaches to argumentative writing. Beginning with teachers' own writing and consideration of the Toulmin model, the workshop offers hands-on-activities, instructional models, and classroom-based strategies. Topics include a structured-process approach, debates and simulations, peer review and teacher conferencing, and assessment.
W.07 | TEACHING CLOSE AND CONTEXTUALIZED CRITICAL READING WITH MACKLEMORE: READING FOR SYMBOLISM, THEMATIC COMPLEXITY, AND HEGEMONY (FOR...THE COMMON CORE DOESN'T HAVE TO MEAN A RETURN TO SPUTNIK-ERA ENGLISH CLASS) (M-S-TE)
We believe that texts that are being written and produced now have the complexity to teach Common Core level close reading and engage kids in critical analysis of hegemonic discourse. We also believe instructional methods matter when isolating skills and layering complexity. Bring a device to access files and resources.
W.08 | Teaching and Learning Shakespeare through RSC Rehearsal Room Approach (G)
Five inter-related sessions introduce teachers to innovative active and dramatic approaches used as part of the OSU PD program for teachers developed by the UK Royal Shakespeare Company and Ohio State faculty. Workshops are led by Ohio teachers, OSU faculty, and RSC trained educators. This session focuses on using original source material.
W.09 | Close Reading and the Common Core (G)
In addition to a conceptually based, clear definition of close reading, this workshop will review the content of a three-session orientation that Rachel Hull presented to teachers in her district’s schools to help them approach close reading with students in all grades and at different ability levels. Hull is dedicated to teachers' deciding their approaches with options scaffolded. She covers use of text sets, writing text-dependent questions, and writing in response to text in a theoretically accurate way based on classroom experience.
W.11 | IS THE SKY THE LIMIT? USING TEEN LITERATURE TO FORGE CONNECTIONS IN A WORLD WITH DISAPPEARING BOUNDARIES (M-S-C-TE)
Sponsored by the Assembly on Literature of Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN)
THIS WORKSHOP MEETS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24-25.
"Is the Sky the Limit? Using Teen Literature to Forge Connections in a World With Disappearing Boundaries"
As our online media world gives us total access to everything all the time, what can we as teachers, writers, librarians, publishers, and students do to remain connected, make new connections, and use literature as a bridge between our respective worlds?
W.12 | CEL CONVENTION--LEADING IN A COLLABORATIVE WORLD
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL)
THIS WORKSHOP BEGINS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 23 AND MEETS MONDAY AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24-25
"Leading in a Collaborative World"
Never has collaboration been more important in schools. Common Core State Standards, literacy coaching, professional learning communities, co-teaching, mentoring, tweets, wikis, Google Docs, literature circles, and other initiatives and resources have the potential to bring together educators and students across the world. While these opportunities for collaboration are exciting, they also can present challenges.
If you are wrestling with the challenges or have experiences that could help provide insight on them, the 2014 CEL Convention is the place for you. CEL is a professional community dedicated to developing leadership qualities in English educators. The annual convention is an opportunity for leaders to gather, share ideas, and grow. A unique quality of the convention is that attendees have many opportunities to network over breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and social gatherings. Indeed, it is the perfect place to hone our collaborative leadership skills.