Conference Session Schedule

OCTOBER 11-14, 2015

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Session Schedule

We're excited to announce that the session schedule is complete!


The conference sessions are listed below. Click on the links for more details about each webinar and the presenters. All times listed are EST.

SUNDAY, October 11, 2015

4:00 - 5:00 pm Composing and Reflecting with Digital Video Poems

Special Invited Guests: Prof. David Bruce, Ph.D. & Prof. Suzanne Miller, Ph.D., University of Buffalo, SUNY

5:15 - 6:15 pm Helping Students See Their Own Growth Through Digital Writing

Featured Speaker: Aram Kabodian, Teacher Consultant, Red Cedar Writing Project

7:00 - 8:00 pm Blogging in the Classroom: Purpose, Planning and Perseverance
Featured Speaker: Beth Rogers, 5th Grade Teacher, Clarkston Community Schools

OPENING KEYNOTE
8:15 - 9:15 pm Digital Writing, Connected Learning, and the Civic Mission of Schools
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Writing Project


MONDAY, October 12, 2015

4:00 - 5:00 pm Video: an Important but Forgotten Medium

Featured Speaker: Eric Hammerstrom, Teacher Consultant, Northern Shores Writing Project

5:15 - 6:15 pm Creating, Composing, and Connecting with Digital Literature Circles

Featured Speaker: Jeremy Hyler, Co-Director of The Chippewa River Writing Project


7:00 - 8:00 pm Developing Digital Literacies: Teachers in Transition
Special Invited Guests: Prof. Kristen Turner, Ph.D., Fordham University, Rebekah Shoaf, Emilie Jones, Ivelisse Brannon, Lauren King


8:15 - 9:15 Increasing Student Engagement & Voice with Digital Writing
Panel: Paul Allison, Chris Sloan, and Dawn Reed, moderated by Troy Hicks

TUESDAY, October 13, 2015

4:00 - 5:00 pm Building a Bridge Between High School and College Writing

Panel: Dr. Jeff Grabill, Susan Golab and Mike Schanhals, moderated by Delia DeCourcy

5:15 - 6:15 pm It's the Process--Not the Product: Improving Student Research with Digital Organization

Featured Speaker: Rachelle Wynkoop, Supervisor Secondary Instruction & Professional Development, Port Huron Schools


7:00 - 8:00 pm How Can Digital Spaces Change & Enhance Our Thinking about Informational Writing?

Featured Speaker: Jianna Taylor, Teacher Consultant, Oakland Writing Project

8:15 - 9:15 pm The Promise & Pitfalls of Strategies Instruction for Students Engaged in Complex Inquiry-based Activities Online
Special Invited Guest: Prof. Michelle Schira Hagerman, Ph.D.

WEDNESDAY, October 14, 2015

4:00 - 5:00 pm Sharpening Our Digital Pencils: Hacking as Writing

Featured Speaker: Andrea Zellner, Teacher Consultant, Red Cedar Writing Project

5:15 - 6:15 pm
Using Digital Think-Alouds to Reflect on Writerly Choices
Featured Speaker: Amber White, Teacher Consultant, Saginaw Bay Writing Project

CLOSING KEYNOTE
7:00 - 8:00 pm Make. Write. Repeat.

Prof. Troy Hicks, Ph.D., Central Michigan University

8:00 - 9:00 pm Facilitated Attendee Discussion with Troy Hicks & Delia DeCourcy

Questions? Contact delia.decourcy@oakland.k12.mi.us

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