2019 NDCTE Annual Conference

North Dakota Council of Teachers of English

Red River Valley Writing Project Summer Institute 2019

Who we are:
The Red River Valley Writing Project is a professional development and support network for K-college teachers. Its focus is to improve the teaching and use of writing across all grade levels and subject areas.

Our mission
•Create a network of teachers who can share their successes in teaching and using writing.
•Develop a community of teachers who write.
•Encourage personal and professional growth in the teaching of writing.
•Improve the writing of students in the region.

What does the Summer Institute offer?
As a site of the National Writing Project, the RRVWP Summer Institute offers participants a place to read and discuss ideas about teaching writing and using writing to teach—plus time to write. Readings include common and individual selections to meet the needs and interests of all participants in the institute. Teachers also share best teaching practices through hands-on teaching demonstrations and explore the teaching of writing by writing.

Stipend & Credit
Participants are eligible to receive up to a $700 stipend to reimburse the cost of tuition and travel for the institute. Institute fellows are eligible for up to three credits through NDSU. Requirements for credit: participation, teaching demonstration, and portfolio due July 31.

When is the Institute?
Pre-institute orientation
Friday, May 17th from 5:15-8:15 pm and
Saturday, May 18th 9:00 am-noon

Summer Institute
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9am-4pm
Travel to NWP Midwest Conference in Minneapolis: August 1-3

Fall Reunion
Saturday, Oct 5, 9:00 am-1pm. Lunch provided. Stipends will be submitted, with payment to arrive 2-4 weeks after conclusion of reunion.

Who can participate?
Teachers of any subject, at any grade level, in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota may apply. Since National Writing Project summer institutes are invitational, all participants must apply directly to the RRVWP.

How can I apply?
By April 22nd, fill out the online application and make sure your administrator or supervisor has completed an online recommendation.
Application link: https://forms.gle/duAXTTtTDQ2XjtRK8
Recommendation link:
https://forms.gle/hgjhzorMoEjH8CD68

Introduction to Picturing Writing

Workshop Details: Back by popular demand, this 3-day immersion into the Picturing Writing process will introduce teachers to the rhythm and flow of Artists/Writers Workshop and the power of pictures to improve student writing. Participants will experience the foundational Time of Day Descriptive Writing and Weather Poetry Units before moving on to a Research-Based Animal Poetry Unit. During this final inquiry-based unit of study, teachers will learn how to conduct visual and written research and conversely, how to embed facts within their images and written text. Armed with knowledge of Picturing Writing’s two-decade-long history of research findings documenting significant gains in student’s writing, their experiential understanding of the process, and examples of how Picturing Writing can be adapted to content area curriculum, teachers will leave excited and ready to facilitate the process with their students. No prior art experience necessary. Teachers completing this workshop receive FREE instructional materials, including: manuals, copy of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, DVDs, posters, and other resources. An estimated value of $375!

About the Presenter: Beth Olshansky is the director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy in Durham, New Hampshire and the creator of two evidence-based literacy models: Picturing Writing and Image-Making Within The Writing Process. Author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art book/companion DVD. Beth has also produced a wide range of instructional materials, both in print and on video.

Red River Valley Writing Project Summer Institute 2019

Who we are:
The Red River Valley Writing Project is a professional development and support network for K-college teachers. Its focus is to improve the teaching and use of writing across all grade levels and subject areas.

Our mission
•Create a network of teachers who can share their successes in teaching and using writing.
•Develop a community of teachers who write.
•Encourage personal and professional growth in the teaching of writing.
•Improve the writing of students in the region.

What does the Summer Institute offer?
As a site of the National Writing Project, the RRVWP Summer Institute offers participants a place to read and discuss ideas about teaching writing and using writing to teach—plus time to write. Readings include common and individual selections to meet the needs and interests of all participants in the institute. Teachers also share best teaching practices through hands-on teaching demonstrations and explore the teaching of writing by writing.

Stipend & Credit
Participants are eligible to receive up to a $700 stipend to reimburse the cost of tuition and travel for the institute. Institute fellows are eligible for up to three credits through NDSU. Requirements for credit: participation, teaching demonstration, and portfolio due July 31.

When is the Institute?
Pre-institute orientation
Friday, May 17th from 5:15-8:15 pm and
Saturday, May 18th 9:00 am-noon

Summer Institute
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9am-4pm
Travel to NWP Midwest Conference in Minneapolis: August 1-3

Fall Reunion
Saturday, Oct 5, 9:00 am-1pm. Lunch provided. Stipends will be submitted, with payment to arrive 2-4 weeks after conclusion of reunion.

Who can participate?
Teachers of any subject, at any grade level, in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota may apply. Since National Writing Project summer institutes are invitational, all participants must apply directly to the RRVWP.

How can I apply?
By April 22nd, fill out the online application and make sure your administrator or supervisor has completed an online recommendation.
Application link: https://forms.gle/duAXTTtTDQ2XjtRK8
Recommendation link:
https://forms.gle/hgjhzorMoEjH8CD68

Deadline to apply for RRVWP Summer Institute

Today is the deadline to apply for the Red River Valley Writing Project Summer Institute. The link to apply is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4NyukT6_sLrZbxe5ptwZq9TOk9zeRabvgIWu-MzRZ3OEDdA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The link for your recommender is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_PsiOILlD9MC2ZWUurcw5RY7O0bdhVY3alHP_KGsehvzuug/viewform

Building Writer’s Workshop into the Classroom (K-5)- Webchat

Building Writer’s Workshop into the Classroom (K-5)- Liberty Elementary School 2nd grade teacher, Karen Arnold, shares how she helps develop a passion for writing. From setup and teacher/student tools, to first days of writing and conferring with writers, this chat has your writing back.

Use this link to join the chat or catch the recording here.

Looking for continuing education credit? Combine this chat with future and past chats to earn continuing education credit. No need to travel for great PD; get sparks of inspiration when you need it from the comfort of your home or classroom. Join chats live and/or watch & reflect on any 15 hours of webchats for 1 credit. Get a small group together and brainstorm ideas, or listen in while you make supper. It’s PD when you need it.

Continuing education credit is available:

UND Credit

VCSU Credit– Class #17838

Using Mentor Texts to Bolster Student Writing (Webchat)

Using Mentor Texts to Bolster Student Writing– Kelly Sassi, Director of the Red River Valley Writing Project, along with teachers Jazmyne Reinke of Davies High School, Ben Scallon of Lakota High School and Liz Johnson of Bennett Elementary share how mentor texts can support student writing in any grade or subject. Plus, learn more about the Scholastic Writing competition that occurs each fall.

Use this link to join the chat or catch the recording here.

Looking for continuing education credit? Combine this chat with future and past chats to earn continuing education credit. No need to travel for great PD; get sparks of inspiration when you need it from the comfort of your home or classroom. Join chats live and/or watch & reflect on any 15 hours of webchats for 1 credit. Get a small group together and brainstorm ideas, or listen in while you make supper. It’s PD when you need it.

Continuing education credit is available:

UND Credit

VCSU Credit– Class #17838

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Grand Forks

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register.If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Devils Lake

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register. If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.

 

NDSA Preparedness Training 2019 – Minot

This spring, the NDSA testing window is from March 18 to May 10, 2019. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and EduTech are working together to provide updated information, training, and support to schools for administering the North Dakota State Assessment. AIR is the assessment contractor again and is responsible for managing critical components of the assessment.

NDSA preparedness training provides district test coordinators/test administrators with resources to administer the North Dakota State Assessment. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand where to obtain appropriate resources, how to set up students and staff, and how to administer testing sessions.

This training is funded by NDDPI, and there is no charge to participants. However, space is limited, and we do need you to register. *You only need to register for either the 8:30 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. session.

Click on the date/time link below of the workshop you wish to attend, and you will be led to the workshop description. The registration link is at the bottom of that page. Please note that you will need your EduTech @k12.nd.us account and password to register. If you don’t know what that is, please contact the EduTech Help Desk at 800.774.1091 or help@k12.nd.us for assistance.