Literacy and the Common Core Workshop: Common Core in Action
June 6, 2013 from 8:00- 4:00
Aurora Public Schools
Professional Learning Conference Center
Aurora Public Schools
15771 East 1st Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011
Mark Overmeyer, Keynote – History of CAS/CCSS, Instructional shifts that will be demanded K-12 concerning CAS/CCSS
$85 registration: includes certificate for 8 hours of Professional Development
Registration Link: http://www.regonline.com/commoncoreinaction
Click here for a map to the venue.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Special Ed and Elementary Ed (dual degree) from University of Northern Colorado and has Master of Arts Degrees, one in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Colorado Denver and the second in Integrated Math and Sciences from Colorado College. After 25 years of service, Mark retired from teaching and coaching for the Cherry Creek School District and continues to consult with schools statewide and across the nation on teaching best practices in literacy. In 2013, Mark will present as a keynote at the National Title I Conference in Nashville. He has published two books on the teaching of writing with Stenhouse (When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working and What Student Writing Teaches Us), and a video about conferring with students called How Can I Support You? Mark is currently at work on a third book for Stenhouse.
2013 Advanced Institute for Teachers, Writers, and Community Members
We are excited about a new design for our Advanced Institute this summer. We will meet at the Auraria Campus on four Wednesdays, from 9am to 1pm. Each meeting will feature a guest speaker, and time to share writing with colleagues over lunch on your own. (Lunch is not included in the cost of the event.)
June 12 – Presentation by Slam Nuba Poet Jovan Mays - $25.00
Jovan Mays exemplifies the true spirit of community that is the basis of the poetry slam. A member of the 2011 Denver Slam Nuba Poetry Slam Team that won the National Poetry Slam in Boston, Massachusetts & the 2010 Nuba Squad which finished within the top eight teams at NPS in St. Paul, Minnesota as well as a participant in the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam. He has achieved notable success as a slam competitor not only locally but also throughout the Midwest (2010 Utah Arts Festival Slam Champ, Finalist at The Great Plains Poetry Pile up) but it is his commitment to community and education in both urban and rural communities that distinguish him as an organizer and artist. More information at http://www.jovanmays.com.
June 19 – Presentation on publishing in literary magazines by Andrea Dupree, Co-Founder of Lighthouse Writers Workshop - $25.00
Andrea Dupree serves as the Program Director for Lighthouse Writers Workshop, which she co-founded in 1997 with Michael J. Henry. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Freight Stories, Valparaiso Fiction Review, The Normal School, FiveChapters, Confrontation, and elsewhere. She's been nominated twice for a Pushcart. Her nonfiction has appeared in such places as The Writer's Chronicle and The Bloomsbury Review. She received a 2011 MacDowell Fellowship, which she used to work on a novel. In addition to teaching short story writing at Lighthouse, she's currently on the part-time faculty at the University of Denver's University College.
June 26 – Presentation by Shari Caudron: Magazine Writer, Essayist, Published Author, Owner of The Narrative Group, and instructor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop - $25.00
Shari Caudron is founder of The Narrative Group, a firm that provides support and direction for emerging authors. A well-published author, speaker, and writing coach, Shari is happiest when she is sitting down, pen in hand, asking people about their lives--and then connecting the dots to help them--and others--understand their own unique stories. She's put this talent (some might call it nosiness), to work as a journalist, writing coach, executive speechwriter, corporate communications consultant, and university professor.
Today, she speaks regularly about the power of personal narrative, teaches customized training courses for a diverse range of organizations, and works on a wide variety of book projects with thought-leaders involved with business, education, the arts, medicine, financial services, management consulting, and the non-profit arena.
Independence Writing Marathon - July 3rd - Downtown Denver
During Independence Writing Marathon in Lower Downtown, we'll travel through the energized streets in small groups with pens and notebooks, stopping at recommended parks and businesses to find writing inspiration on location. Don't worry, we won't be walking 26.2 miles. The term "marathon" just refers to the extended timeframe for writing and socializing. The goal is to get words on the page and to write in the presence of the bustling city. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a notebook and pen.
The Independence Writing Marathon costs $10.00 for adults
. Kids under 12 can attend free
with parent or guardian.
Reserve your space in one or all of the Wednesday workshops by clicking the registration link below. Certificates for CDE will be provided for teachers interested in receiving credit toward relicensure. You don't have to be a teacher to attend. Bring family, friends, and co-workers who like to write.
Please be sure to register in advance to reserve your space in these small workshops. Space is limited for each event. Attend all four events for $85.00 or register a-la-carte for single-day fees listed above.
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2013 TechMatters Institute for Teachers
Enter with ideas about using
technology in your classroom.
Leave with usable lessons plans. Bring a technology question or tech tools that
you want to explore. Over the course of the week, we’ll coach each other, share,
and produce a project or set of lessons that uses the technology that interests
you. In the afternoons, we’ll deepen our understanding of digital literacy.
When: June 17 - 21, 2013 from 9:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: $100 per participant
Credits: Earn up to three Continuing Education
credits (Additional $100 per credit)
Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Personal copy of shared text included - Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the spring First Friday Art Walk and Writing Marathon on May 3rd, 2013. Also, thank you to Kirk Norlin for letting us use his gallery as a home base.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Lower Downtown Writing Marathon on November 3, 2012! We had a great time.