Kelly Gallagher/Penny Kittle Summer Institute: Planning a Year Around Workshop Teaching (Grades 6-12)

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Oshkosh
1 N Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Convention Center
8/3/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Check in opens at 8 a.m.
8/4/2017 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Based on an action-research study conducted in their own classrooms, Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle will offer models for lesson and unit design that align with the research on student engagement and independence. Participants of this workshop will examine their own process for crafting literacy experiences for middle and high-school students and reflect on the conditions they have established in their classrooms that lead to initiative and independence.


Creating Reading Lives that Last: Balancing Independent Reading, Book Clubs, and Core Texts

Reading habits do not emerge by accident, but through careful and purposeful modeling and instruction. We must meet children's social and learning needs as we support their lives as readers. These needs are intertwined and interdependent and have more to do with reading success than school-centered standards do. We will consider classroom conditions grounded in the key principles for motivation: relevance, engagement, and success. We will show how we help readers construct identities of power and opportunity, to challenge themselves as readers, and to act with agency in our classrooms through meaningful talk and writing in book clubs, in core texts, and in the increased volume of their independent reading.


Risk, Voice, and Clarity in Writing: Leading Students to Craft Writing with Increasing Skill and Independence

In a world of increasing literacy demands we are all writing more than ever. We need to lead students to write, reread, and revise their words and deepen their thinking as a daily practice in our classrooms. Within this workshop, we will practice our most powerful teaching tool – the teacher's model of thinking and demonstration in reading and writing. We'll examine student notebooks where writers collect thinking, collaborate on writing, and reread to find the heart of their writing. Teachers will leave this workshop with instructional strategies that encourage and motivate writers to produce their best work.

Graduate Credit (Optional): 1 grad credit will be available through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for an additional cost of $200 (payable to the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh).  Information about the graduate credit registration and course work will be shared on day 1 of this workshop.


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.