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2016 WLU Summer Institute

Schedule of Events - Previous Revision

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Thursday, July 17

10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Registration
 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Preconference Workshop (tickets required)
   7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.Opening  Session: David Diaz


Friday, July 18

  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Opening Session: Opal School teacher-researchers
  9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Coffee Break / Refreshments
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. A Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   B Sessions
  1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Luncheon: Ray & Prisca Martens (tickets required)
  2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.C Sessions
  4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.D Sessions
  5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    
Refreshments & Entertainment

Saturday, July 19

  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Registration 
  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break / Refreshments
  9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. E / F Symposium Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   G Sessions
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
  2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.H Sessions
  3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Coffee Break / Refreshments
  4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Closing Session: Kathy Short
  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Delegates Assembly



Click Here to Register OnlineFriday Luncheon:  1:00-2:15 p.m. 
(Tickets are required and cost $35)

Drawing Stories, Writing Pictures: Creating Meaning in Story Weaving Studio
Prisca and Ray Martens both teach at Towson University and have collaborated with teachers for several years, exploring how to help students read the art in picturebooks, as well as the written text, to construct meaning. In this presentation, they and several teachers share their work with students in Story Weaving Studio. Story Weaving Studio, while similar to writing workshop, has a distinct focus on supporting students’ composing and weaving meanings together in writing and art. Minilessons explore art concepts and artists’ thinking and decision making in addition to that of authors. Teachers conference with students about their composing in both symbol systems. Prisca, Ray, and the teachers look forward to sharing the students’ amazing work!

EMMA Researchers Meeting
Thursday, July 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
This meeting focuses on sharing Eye Movement Miscue Analysis research methodology and on-going projects. It is open to anyone interested in EMMA research. RSVP to Prisca Martens at

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