The Western New York Network of English Teachers, a teacher-driven professional social network for secondary English teachers in the Buffalo-Niagara region, will hold its third annual Summer Conference, Reclaiming Education: Teaching Beyond the Common Core. The event features a panel of ELA teachers and administrators from across Western New York discussing student centered teaching practices in the age of the Common Core State Standards.
Panelists will address issues related to the use of technology, personal writing, popular culture, and fiction in the ELA classroom as well as the impact the new standards are having on students and the learning culture of our schools. Following the presentations each panelist will facilitate breakout sessions where attendees will investigate and work to address issues raised by the panelists in more detail.
Space for this conference is limited. RSVP by August 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of panelists and presentations:
Bridging the Gap Between Pop Culture and Academic Culture in Urban Education
Ian Lewis, Buffalo Public Schools #17
Treading Beyond the Shallows of the Common Core: Research and Documentary Filmmaking in the High School English Classroom
Joel Malley, Cheektowaga Central High School
Reading as a Revolutionary Act: Why Fiction Never Stopped Mattering
Melinda Callihan, Western New York Maritime Charter School
We Do Care What You Think: Why Personal Writing Matters in an ELA Classroom
Shannon Burke-Krukowski, Elmwood Village Charter School
Crying, Cutting, and the Common Core: A Principal's Observations of the Social/Emotional Impact of the CCLS on Middle School Students
Gretchen Cercone, John F. Kennedy Middle School
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