KMWP Presentations

Professional Development Presentations

Rish, Ryan

August, 2013 – Developing rhetorical dexterity with argumentation – Cobb County Professional Development Day
In this presentation, Ryan led English teachers in considering the role of warrant in argumentation within and across disciplines/subject areas. Argumentation is considered not as an autonomous skill, but rather as a situated literacy practice within a particular social and/or disciplinary domain. Link to presentation resources.

Devereaux, Michelle

August, 2013 – Code-Switching and Contrastive Analysis: Using Students Strengths to Build Bridges – Campbell High School
This session covered the form and function of non-Standard American dialects. It detailed applicable strategies designed to respect the dialects students come to class with while offering them access to Standard English.

July, 2013Power, Society, and Identity: Keys to Tactful Writing – Youth Writing Academy, Campbell High School
In this session students learned how an awareness of power, society, and identity can strengthen their writing.

June, 2013Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: What Is It and How Do I Use It?Area Two (Cobb County) Summer Institute
This session detailed what Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is and offered ideas for implementing this pedagogy in the classroom.

April, 2013Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: What Is It and How Do I Use It?Campbell High School Professional Development, Literacy Team
This session detailed what Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is and offered ideas for implementing this pedagogy in the classroom. Additionally, this session explored language variation in the classroom and how to support the movement from student discourse to writing.

January, 2013Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Writing – Rome RESA Professional Development
This session detailed what Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is and offered ideas for implementing this pedagogy in the classroom. Additionally, this session explored language variation in the classroom and strategies for using language differences as an instructional beginning.

January, 2013You Have to Talk the Talk Before You Write: Using Discussion as a Bridge to Writing – Rome RESA Professional Development
This session detailed a variety of discussion strategies and explored how to help move students from discourse to writing.

August, 2012Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Our Classrooms – Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute
This session detailed what Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is and offered ideas for implementing this pedagogy in the classroom.

 

Crovitz, Darren

“Weigh the meaning and look not on the words”: Inference and Argument in Visual Texts – Cobb County School District:  Three 60-minute workshops dealing with the potential of Norman Rockwell’s painting as complex texts in the classroom.

June 2013 – Imagining the Impact of ImagesCobb County Area 2 Summer Institute:  90-minute workshop for teacher participants on visual scenario-based teaching possibilities.

May 2013 – Approaches to Vocabulary InstructionCampbell High School:  90-minute workshop for 20 teacher leaders on strategies for vocabulary development.

January 2013 – Source-Based Vocabulary DevelopmentRome Educational Service Agency:  Two 75-minute workshops for 20 teachers on strategies for vocabulary development.

August 2012Scenario-Based Activities and Critical ThinkingKennesaw Mountain Writing Project workshop – Cobb County School District:  Three 60-minute workshops for teacher participants on visual scenario-based teaching possibilities.

 

Drew, Kitty and Mary Ann Stillerman

Write with a Camera: Capture Images and Convey Ideas through Cinematic Writing

Tap into your students’ interest and familiarity with visual media and show them how to write with a cinematic lens. Use strategies in a writer’s workshop mini-lesson, make them available in an anchor writing activity, or incorporate them into an interdisciplinary unit.

 

Woodall, Maya

Close Reading without Compromise – KMWP Literacy Conference Spring 2013

Teacher participants were guided through the close reading strategies of Beers and Probst’s Notice and Note. Teachers participated in a guided lesson of this strategy to help them learn how to help students notice and note the reoccurring text features/signposts and facilitate closer reading and analysis.

 

Huie, Mary Lynn

July, 2013 – Getting Technical about Literacy: Embedding the Common Core Literacy Standards in the Technical Education Curriculum – GACTE (Georgia Association of Career Technical Education)

May, 2013 – Literacy Design Collaborative Training for Curriculum Specialists and Literacy Coaches – GACIS (Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Specialists)

July, 2013 – New Literacy and Math Standards: Implications for Teaching and Learning – SREB Networking Conference on Common Core, Charlotte, NC

March 2013 – Literacy Design Collaborative: Tools for the Common Core – GASSP (Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals)

 

National & State Conference Presentations