I’m looking forward to these upcoming professional development adventures, and I hope we cross paths somewhere along the way!

June 23-July 26, 2013: Facilitating a discussion of Neil Postman’s The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School on English Companion Ning with Teresa Bunner, Karen LaBonte, and Steve Shann.

Friday, October 18, 2013: “Empowering Student Literacy through Choice” with Russ Anderson, Jaclyn Han, Joy Kirr, and Amy Pine
Session W2-1, Redbird F — 3:30-4:45
Illinois Association of Teachers of English Fall Conference, Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Normal, Illinois

Friday, November 22, 2013: “Writers Week: (Re)Inventing Connections between Students, Authors, and Teachers” with Russ Anderson, Deborah Bright, Theresa Christensen, Nicole Craig, Gina Enk, Jaclyn Han, Douglas Jameson, Jodi Moeller, Katy Paynich, Amy Pine, and Tony Romano.  Session E.07.  4:00-5:15, Hynes Convention Center 201
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, January 18, 2014: “Blogging for Beginners (Teachers, Students, & Others)”
Playdate DG58: A Literacy Blizzard, O’Neill Middle School, Downers Grove, Illinois
8:00-12:00 a.m.

Monday, May 12, 2014:  Hosting #engchat on Twitter with a discussion of “English Teachers and Families.”  7-8 p.m. EST.

English Companion Ning

One Response to Whereabouts

  1. I saw the announcement of your next twitter session and that led me here. Do English teachers ever Skype authors? As a classroom event, I mean, not a whole school event. We are all literacy advocates, can explain in various and very personal ways what reading and writing have meant to us, how we have been changed, sharpened, expanded by literature. We can also share our own writing methods, try to demystify novel writing, etc. We can’t begin to do what you do, of course. But maybe we could enhance it in some small way?

    I think most writers charge Skype fees, I do. But some (including me) will happily Skype free if there is no budget money available. Just a thought.

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