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  • Sixth Annual Appleseed Writing Project Conference Coming to IPFW
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2011

Sixth Annual Appleseed Writing Project Conference Coming to IPFW

Key Info

  • 6th Annual IPFW Appleseed Writing Project Fall Conference
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walb Union
  • Register at the website; click on Appleseed Writing Project
  • Keynote speaker is Jeffery Wilhelm
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Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Looking Ahead to the Common Core State Standards

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The sixth annual Appleseed Writing Project Fall Conference will be held at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Saturday, Oct. 15. “Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Looking Ahead to the Common Core State Standards” will explore the implications of the new standards and their impact on classroom instruction in all grade levels.

Keynote speaker Jeffrey Wilhelm will address the increasing importance of reading and writing across the curriculum and how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) can impact all educators. He will also conduct a 90-minute workshop on implementing inquiry on the unit and lesson level, providing pedagogically sound best practices for all levels and disciplines. Wilhelm is professor of English Education at Boise State University and the current director of the Boise State Writing Project. He has written or co-written 16 texts about literacy teaching, including Inquiring Minds Learn to Read and Write, You Gotta BE the Book, Reading Don't Fix No Chevys, Reading Is Seeing, Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension, and Imagining to Learn.

The conference will offer concurrent breakout sessions from K–16 Appleseed teacher consultants featuring best practices in writing and the teaching of writing. All presentations will address issues of reading and writing across the curriculum and inquiry-based instruction, especially as they relate to the CCSS. Proposed sessions include writing and the integration of technology, a panel of educators discussing the CCSS and its implications, responding to student writing, reading and writing across the curriculum, and critical reading strategies.

The cost of the conference is $60 for full-time educators, $25 for part-time educators, $25 for pre-service teachers and students, and $40 for conference presenters. Lunch is included with each registration.

To register, visit the website and click on Appleseed Writing Project. Please indicate your home school. If you would like to have an invoice sent to your school for payment, call Continuing Studies at 260-481-6619. PGPs (6 contact hours) are available at an additional cost. Call Continuing Studies for details.

The conference is sponsored by IPFW's Appleseed Writing Project (a collaboration of the College of Education and Public Policy and the Department of English and Linguistics) and the Division of Continuing Studies. For more information on the conference, contact Karol Dehr at 260-481-6074 or dehr@ipfw.edu.

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