Tomorrow I am going to be heading out to NYC to get together with some friends and "get smarter" about writing. The summer institutes at the TCRWP are the all time greatest opportunities for professional development in the field of literacy in the universe. The topics that I will be rolling up my sleeves and delving into next week are entitled:
New Assessments, Tools, Minilessons and Mentor Texts Support State of the Art Instruction in Persuasive Essay (4-8) with Kate Roberts.
Revision Comes Not from Applying the Teacher’s Newest Strategy, but from Rereading, Internalized Rubrics and a Growing Knowledge of What Works (3-8) with Audra Robb.
I am looking forward to getting together with some new friends from my Twitter community and sharing our learning and thinking together online through blog posts and tweets.
Please visit periodically throughout the week as I will be posting daily about the learning come out of the institute and hope to bring all of you with me so that you are part of the conversation. Be sure to leave questions – thoughts – and comments related to posts and I promise to bring these to my respective sections and respond.