Conferences

Upcoming conference presentations:
  • Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.: NCTE Annual Convention in Houston, TX -- "Give Fact-Loving Kids a Voice: Using Expository Nonfiction as Mentor Texts" (with Alyson Beecher, Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Dawes, Melissa Stewart, and Terrell Young)
  • Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.: NCTE Annual Convention in Houston, TX -- "Honor, Reflect, and Celebrate the Diversity of Your Classroom with Mentor Texts" (with Meg Kearney and Melanie Meehan)
  • Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 2:45 p.m.: NCTE Annual Convention in Houston, TX -- "From Independent to Intra-Dependent: Create a Workshop Classroom Culture that Amplifies Every Voice" (with Paula Bourque, Lisa Eickholdt, Allison Marchetti, and Rebekah O'Dell)
  • Thursday, March 14th, 2019 (Times TBD): Virginia State Reading Association Annual Conference in Norfolk, VA -- "Teacher as Writer" and "Conferring and Small Group Work"
  • Wednesday, June 26th, 2019: Millersville University Summer Literacy Institute in Millersville, PA -- Topics TBA (with Lynne Dorfman)
  • Friday, February 7th, 2020 (Times TBD): Wisconsin State Reading Association Annual Convention in Milwaukee, WI -- "Ignite Your Teaching by Being a Teacher-Writer" and "Mine Mentor Texts for Powerful Craft Moves" 
Past local, regional, and national conference presentations include:
  • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (2009), San Diego, CA
  • Capital Area Writing Project Annual WordFest 
    • 2009, Enola, PA
    • 2012, Enola, PA
  • Chester County Reading Association Spring Conference (2014), Downington, PA
  • Colorado Council International Reading Association Conference (2018), Denver, CO
  • International Literacy Association Annual Conference (2016), Boston, MA
  • Keystone State Reading Association Annual Conference 
    • 2010, Hershey, PA
    • 2013, State College, PA
    • 2017, Hershey, PA
  • Literacy for All Northeast PreK - 8 Conference and Reading Recovery Institute
    • 2010, Providence, RI
    • 2018, Providence, RI
  • Millersville University Summer Literacy Institute (2017), Millersville, PA
  • National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
    • 2008, San Antonio, TX
    • 2010, Orlando, FL
    • 2011, Chicago, IL
    • 2014, Washington, DC
    • 2017, St. Louis, MO
  • New England Association of Teachers of English Fall Conference (2008), Nashua, NH
  • Penn State York Summer Institute (2013), York, PA
    • Keynote Address: "Being a Writer: The Essential Element of Teaching Writing"
  • Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project Summer PAWLP Day (2013), Willow Grove, PA
    • Keynote Address: "Teacher as Writer: How Writing Can Change Your Instruction"
  • Pennsylvania Writing Institute at Millersville University (2011), Millersville, PA
  • Rhode Island Writing Project Spring Conference (2008), Providence, RI
  • Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Saturday Reunion (2007), New York, NY
  • Whole Language Umbrella Literacies for All Summer Institute (2007), Louisville, KY

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