The theme for the 2016-2017 NHASCD Conference series is Teaching Today: Pedagogy, Perspective, and Practice. These events will be held from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.
Registration for each conference includes free parking; hand-out materials and resources; breakfast & a full buffet lunch; opportunities to discuss the presenter's ideas and strategies for improving curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership; time for learning more about exhibitors' programs, products, and services; and the chance to win a variety of raffle prizes.
On January 6th, 2017, NHASCD welcomes RALPH FLETCHER whose interactive presentation will be on "Teaching Non-Fiction Writing from Scratch: Practical Strategies for Improving Informational Writing." He will discuss the importance of expository writing and
how students should know how to use writing to explore and explain the
In this interactive presentation Ralph Fletcher will work with participants to open up this genre and look at ways we
can encourage student to write nonfiction that has voice, passion, and
authority. He will also discuss the crucial role of models or "mentor texts" to give students concrete ideas about what engaging, exciting non-fiction writing might look like. A prolific writer himself, Ralph Fletcher is dismayed by how much of students' current writing in this genre is formulaic, devoid of energy, and missing the writer's own voice.
Ralph Fletcher has written or co-authored numerous practical and inspiring books for teachers including Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide; Teaching the Qualities of Writing; Lessons for the Writer’s Notebook; Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices; and Pyrotechnics on the Page: Playful Craft That Sparks Writing. His latest book, Making Nonfiction From Scratch (2015) is another bestselling professional book for educators. Ralph has worked with teachers around this country and abroad, helping them find wiser ways of teaching writing.
His award-winning books for students include picture books (Twilight Comes Twice; Hello Harvest Moon; and The Sandman), novels (Fig Pudding; Flying Solo; and Spider Boy), poetry (A Writing Kind of Day; and Moving Day), and a memoir, Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid. His novel Uncle Daddy was awarded the Christopher medal in 2002. He has also written a popular series of books for young writers including Poetry Matters; Live Writing; and A Writer's Notebook.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Ralph Fletcher also holds a Master's in writing from Columbia University. Since then he has worked for the Teacher College's Writing Project in New York City and consulted with students and teachers in classrooms around the world. Ralph now lives with his family in Durham, New Hampshire; he remains passionate about writing, sports, travel, environmental science, growing orchids, and dark chocolate.
Event Information, Policies, Terms, and Conditions:
Cost: $195. for NHASCD Members; $235. for non-members.
Team Discount. There is a 10% discount for teams of 5 or more registering at the same time for the same event when paid with one check, credit card payment, or through one Purchase Order.
Non NHASCD member conf. reg. fees. When payment of conf. reg. fee is received by the NHASCD office, the registrant will be granted a one year NHASCD membership.
Registrant Cancellations. There is a $30. processing fee for cancellations made 14 days or more before the event. There is no refund if there is a cancellation less than 14 days prior to the event.
"No Shows." Payment of the full reg. fee is still required. There are no refunds for "no-shows."
Program Cancellations. NHASCD reserves the right to cancel or postpone programs due to unforeseen circumstances such as extreme weather. Also, in an emergency situation, a substitute speaker may be scheduled. In such cases, NHASCD makes every effort to contact all registrants.
Friday, January 6, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Grappone Conf. Center70 Constitution Ave.Concord, New Hampshire 03301(603) 225-0303
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