RCGW - Penny Kittle: Empowering and Motivating Students to Read and Write

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Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg (RCGW)

Conference Title:
Penny Kittle: Empowering and Motivating Students to Read and Write

Location: Webinar – Online platform: Zoom

Date: October 23, 2020

**Zoom Conference/Webinar – login information will be provided to participants prior to the event Friday, October 23, 2020 from 9:00 – 3:00.

Are you ready to empower and motivate your students to read and write? Join Penny Kittle for an amazing day of strategies and tips to take student apathy head on. Learn how to recognize why students don’t read and to create a pathway to satisfying reading that leads to more challenging literature and, ultimately, a love of reading. Discover what makes the single biggest difference to student writers. Learn how to make your writing processes visible to your students to demonstrate the power of writing beside mentor texts and emulating those difficult writer’s moves in their own creative text.

Program
09:00 – 10:30 – Book Love with Penny
10:30 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 12:30 – Book Love with Penny
12:30 – 01:30 – LUNCH
01:30 – 02:45 – Mentor Writing with Penny
02:45 – 03:00 – Wrap Up and Book Draws

AM – Book Love
Penny Kittle wants us to face the hard truths every English teacher fears: too many kids don’t read the assigned texts, and some even manage to slip by without having every read a single book by the time they graduate. In Book Love, Penny takes student apathy head on, first by recognizing why students don’t read and then showing us that when we give kids books that are right for them, along with time to read and regular response to their thinking, we can create a pathway to satisfying reading that leads to more challenging literature and, ultimately, a love of reading (Kittle, Book Love, 2013).

PM – Mentor Writing in Grades 3-12
What makes the single biggest difference to student writers? When the invisible machinery of your writing processes is made visible to them. Penny is very prolific at maintaining her own writing journal to use as an exemplar to demonstrate to students the power of writing beside mentor texts and emulating those difficult writer’s moves in their own creative text. In this way, students learn to nurture their own writing identities and ensure that students improve their writing (Kittle, Write Beside Them, 2008). Suitable for Grades 3-12.

Presenter’s Bio: Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years. She is the author and co-author of numerous books, such as 180 Days with Kelly Gallagher, Book Love, and Write Beside Them. She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. In the summer Penny teaches graduate students at the University of New Hampshire Literacy Institutes. She travels across the U.S. and Canada speaking to teachers about empowering students through independence in literacy (www.heinemann.com)

Membership and Registration Fees
Conference Fee + 2020-2021 Membership: $65 (Early Bird fee $50 until September 30)
Conference Fee for Non-Members: $75 (Early Bird fee $60 until September 30)
Conference Fee for Students + 2020-2021 Membership : $40 (Early Bird fee $30 until September 30) Must be a full-time student!
Conference Fee for Student Non-Members: $50 (Early Bird fee $40 until September 30)
Membership fee only: $20

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund, minus $20 administrative fee. No refund will be issued after October 22, 2020. (Refunds are available until October 22, 2020. After October 22, 2020, refunds will not be issued, except due to illness or family emergency. Requests must be submitted no later than October 31, 2020, and include medical documentation. Refunds less a $20.00 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing.)

If you have any questions in regards to the conference or registration. Please contact: Leslie Dickson at ledickson@shaw.ca or call 204-599-2566 or call Jackie Parsons at 204-232-4805 or email parfamily2006@gmail.com.

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