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HISD PreK-12 Writing Summit

2018 September 17
by HISD Communications

HISD’s Elementary and Secondary Curriculum and Development invites all teachers to the district’s first PreK-12 Writing Summit on Saturday, October 13 at Chavez High School (8501 Howard Dr., Houston, 77017).

The summit is a kick off for the school year with a continued focus on literacy, specifically writing. There will be learning opportunities for teachers at all levels and feature topics such as reading/writing connections, writing across all contents, rubrics and anchor papers, small group instruction, discourse, writing conferences, writing portfolios, and much more.

Teachers can now register in OneSource for their interested sessions. For a complete list of sessions and OneSource course numbers, click here.

The summit’s keynote speaker will be Jennifer Mathieu, author and high school English teacher at Bellaire High School. Jennifer won the Teen Choice Debut Author Award at the Children’s Choice Book Awards for her first novel, The Truth About Alice. She is also the author of Devoted and Afterward. Her latest book, Moxie, was rated one of TIME magazine’s Top 10 Young Adult Books of 2017.

All teachers who attend will receive a $10 voucher to purchase books from the Barnes-n-Noble pop-up bookstore that will be on-site.  Follow-up teacher development opportunities will be offered throughout the fall and spring during department chair/lead teacher meetings, as well as for parents at Parent University.

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