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RIWP 2014 Annual Spring Conference
Rhode Island College, Donovan Dining Center
Providence, RI
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RIWP 2014 Annual Spring Conference
We hope you will join us this year for our annual Spring Conference. Now more than ever, the teaching of writing and literacy is part of our collective mission as educators, from the primary grades through college. The RIWP Spring Conference is a great way to reinvigorate and renew your pedagogy and practice as teachers of writing!

We are excited to announce our 2014 keynote speaker, Thomas Newkirk, whose morning conference talk is titled:

"Minds Made for Stories: How We Read and Write Informational and Persuasive Texts."

Professor Newkirk is a former teacher of at-risk students in Boston and is now a Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches courses in writing and rhetoric and conducts research in the fields of composition, teacher education, and literacy learning. He is also the Founder and Director, for the past 30 years, of the New Hampshire Literacy Institutes. His most recent books with Heinemann are The Art of Slow Reading (2011), Holding Onto Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones (2009) and Teaching the Neglected "R" (2007, coedited with Richard Kent).

The RIWP Annual Spring Conference is a professional development opportunity for K-16 teachers looking for innovative ways to inspire and engage students with writing and literacy. Those who attend will have the opportunity to hear from and meet with a nationally regarded leader in teaching, to participate in workshops, and to network with other educators.

The mission of the Rhode Island Writing Project is to strengthen the teaching of writing in schools. Over one thousand teachers have participated in RIWP programs since 1985. These teachers bring new ideas and inspirations to their colleagues and classrooms in Rhode Island's schools.



Rhode Island College, Donovan Dining Center (View)
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
United States


Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

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