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2016 WLU Summer Institute

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Thursday, July 19

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Registration 
11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Preconference Workshop (tickets required)
  7:00–9:00 p.m.Opening Session: Isoke Titilayo Nia

Friday, July 20

  8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Registration 
  8:30–9:45 a.m.Opening  Session: R. Joseph Rodriguez
10:00–11:15 a.m. A Sessions
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   B Sessions
12:45–2:00 p.m.Luncheon (tickets required)
  2:00–3:15 p.m.C Sessions
  3:30–4:45 p.m.D Sessions
  5:00–6:30 p.m.Circus Harmony & Poets

Saturday, July 21

  8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.   Registration 
  8:30–9:45 a.m. Opening Session: Nikki Grimes
10:00–11:15 a.m.  E Sessions
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   F Sessions
12:45–1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
  1:00–5:00 p.m. City Museum Trip (tickets required)
  2:30–3:15 p.m.G Sessions
  3:30–4:45 p.m.H Sessions
  5:00–6:00 p.m. Delegates Assembly


Special Events

Bell Ringer Sessions
Friday, July 20  10:00–11:15 a.m.

A.01  Ruth Davenport, “Reclaiming Joy in the Teaching of Miscue Analysis: Our Shared Journey of Change”

A.02  Tasha Tropp Laman, Amy Seely Flint, and Sanjuana Rodriguez, “Finding Their Way in the World: Writing Art, and Identity with Young English Language Learners”

A.03  Scott Ritchie, Wendy Harris, Elizabeth Hill, Karen Kraeger, and Tiffany Proctor, “Co-Constructing Spaces for Student Agency: Critical Discourse Analysis in K–8 Settings”

A.04  Ken Goodman, Steven Strauss, Eric Paulson, and Peter Fries, “Reading: The Grand Illusion”

Circus Harmony
Friday, July 20  5:00–6:30 p.m.

Circus Harmony is a ground-breaking, bridge-building project that features circus arts performed by children from different neighborhoods accompanied by music from different countries. The project includes weekly development and training of youth circus performers, rehearsals with professional musicians, and regular public performances.

City Museum Trip
Saturday, July 21  1:005:00 p.m.
(Tickets $17.00, limited to 20 participants)

Please consider joining us for a walking trip to the City Museum, one of the most unique and quirky museums in the country. Founded by the late Bob Cassilly, the museum features recycled and repurposed materials and a variety of exhibits and activities. The cost of the expedition is $17 and includes metro link tickets and admission to the museum. 

For additional information or to sign up, please contact Sue Gallivan.

August to June: Bringing Life to School!
Saturday, July 21  2:004:45 p.m.

The recent documentary August to June: Bringing Life to School follows a year in an unconventional public school classroom that exemplifies the theme of this year’s conference, intimately portraying the creative and joyous education of 26 third and fourth graders. Jay Featherstone call it “…a flat out gorgeous, beautiful movie…”.


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