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Maintaining “high expectations” is now a constant in every education reform proposal.  But what does this really mean? Take the lead in examining what pursuing high expectations means in practice

Join us for this three day event as we cut through the policy jargon to provide solid insights and illustrations into how literacy teaching practices can change in every classroom to transform student learning.

Registration Information

Audience:        Middle and Secondary Educators

Dates:              April 15th, April 20th and May 10th

Cost:                 $250 per connection 
                           (You can bring together your entire school community with one 
                           connection fee and tap experts in the field without the cost  
                           of travel expenses.)
Registration:   Register Online 


Program Information

Thank you for all the wonderful thoughts, suggestions, and information you provided during the nomination and voting process.  While some ideas are being taken up as future events in the 2010-2011 web seminar series, there were topics that we are proud to offer immediately as part of this upcoming virtual conference. As more complete program information comes available we will continue to post the most recent information here.

You can expect to see "tandem sessions" that take us from the research to the classroom with a multitude of student examples to share, breakout sessions, and virtual school and classroom visits. Here are the topics you can expect to see addressed:

  • Incorporating 21st Century Literacies into the Curriculum-Moving Beyond the How To!
  •  Writing to Learn
  • On Teaching Content:  Building a Schoolwide Culture

  • Collaborative Learning and Productive Group Work

  • Digital Writing Workshop

  • Implications of and for Assessment-Given 21st Century Student Work

  • Project Based Learning in the Digital Age

  • Differentiated Instruction  


While the presenter RSVPs are still coming in, we couldn't couldn't keep the secret any longer. Here are just a few of the well known literacy leaders scheduled so far.

  • Bud Hunt
  • Sara Kajder
  • Debbie Dean
  • Douglas Fisher
  • Troy Hicks
  • Nancy Frey
  • Suzie Boss
  • Jane Krauss
  • William Kist
  • Rick Wormeli

Registration  for the virtual conference is per connection. Therefore, a $250 registration can provide access for an entire school initiative simply by reserving the appropriate space and the use of an LCD projector or other forms of technology. 


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