Upcoming Conferences

National Council of Teachers of English Conference- November 2019 

Traditional grading scales, like percentages or the  A-F system, do not allow for spirited inquiry. Not only can they be unreliable, inaccurate and objective (Guskey, 2013) but they also do not support students in making meaning of their own learning (Howe & Murray, 2015). What if we started to think of grades as a pathway and process rather than a meaningless end? And how would this impact a student’s ability to engage in an uninhibited inquiry into his/her own learning? In this session, facilitators will engage participants in being learners themselves in using the skills-based approach to inspire inquiring writers. 

Past Conferences 

 NY State English Council Annual Conference- October 2018 

The largest gathering of English educators, from K-16, in New York State and features keynote speakers, 60 workshops from local, state, and nationally-known educators and authors, a wide range of publishers’ exhibits, and the annual awards luncheon.

 EdxEd NYC Professional Learning Conference- June 2018  

The mission of the EDxEDNYC Professional Learning Conference, designed for educators by educators, is to share best practices of pedagogy within and beyond the classroom, to network with other innovative thinkers and to continue conversations on student engagement, innovation, technology, instruction, fostering discussion, questioning, reflective leadership and design-thinking within our schools.

 LILAC Annual Conference - March 2018 

In this workshop, the ELA team introduced the New Visions ELA curriculum to participants and unpacked the task of literary analysis with the analytical taxonomy of “exploding analysis”. Presenters linked this writing strategy to the formative assessment of Literary Abstracts and facilitated a conversation around the composition of literary analysis writing in secondary classrooms.