All Write 2017

June 22, 2017

With Literacy and Learning for All

9:30 - 10:30 Session 2
Tiger Central (G126)
(4-12, all content areas)

As students move from novice to expert in various fields of study, they must become familiar with specialized vocabulary, patterns of thinking, and specific uses of language. More than just integrating reading and writing strategies across the curriculum, as effective teachers we must invite students from diverse backgrounds to become fluent in what are now being labeled as "disciplinary literacies," the spaces where content knowledge, literacy skills, and critical thinking all connect. Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of tools and ideas that can help our students learn how to read, write, and think like experts in our own classrooms and beyond.

  • Definition Expansion
    • Popplet (Click "Try It Out" or, if on iOS, "Get the App")
  • I See, I Think, I Wonder
  • 4C's Collaborative Summary
    • Google Doc (Make a copy in Google Docs, or copy/paste to Word)

Connected Reading: (Re)New(ed) Approaches for Teaching Digital Texts

12:25 - 1:25 Session 4
Band Room (M106)
(4-12, all content areas)

Who are teen readers? What, where, how, and why do they read? We will share our exploration of these questions, along with our personal revelations about the nature of reading in a digital age. From apps and other digital tools that help readers to engage with texts in a variety of ways to the multifaceted kinds of texts that readers encounter on devices, this talk will encourage participants to keep their devices out and active.

Research Writing Rewired

1:35-2:35 Session 5
Band Room (M106)
(Middle School and High School)

In our networked world, the research writing process that we once learned has become obsolete. 3x5 cards and outlines are giving way to bibliographic management tools and mind mapping software. Moreover, students are now able to engage in the research process by reading and evaluating the work of others while simultaneously using the technology in their pockets to do their own primary research. In this workshop, we will step into a high school language arts classroom where students generate their own inquiry questions, explore a variety of texts -- from novels to non-fiction, from podcasts to photographs -- and, through their work, rewire the research process.

Why "Rewire" the Research Process?

Putting Our Writing Principles Into Practice (Preface, p. xxvii)
Putting Our Writing Principles Into Practice (Preface, p. xxvii)

Thinking Through a Cultural Lens Lesson

What it says?

Reading Images: Fact of Fiction?

How is it manipulated?
Why is it manipulated?
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Student Sample of Final Project

Lesson Resources

Tech Resources

Additional Resources

Teaching, Revising, and Assessing Digital Writing

2:45 - 3:45 Session 6
Band Room (M106)
(K-12 ELA)

As the inputs continue to multiply, how can we help students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing in effective ways, utilizing the information that they have found to develop multimedia texts? Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of web-based tools and mobile applications to help students mix together a variety of sources and amplify their digital voices.

Student Samples


Tools to Try

Tools for Feedback

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