Writing Project Conference Supports Teaching

Posted: March 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the Northern Virginia Writing Project (NVWP) sponsors the 2001 Language and Learning Conference in SUB II and Robinson Hall. Participants choose from two sessions of presentations, suitable for teachers from all disciplines and grade levels, given by NVWP teacher consultants.

Guest speaker Donald Graves discusses his soon-to-be-published book, Teacher Energy, in his keynote address. Through extensive interviews with teachers across the nation, Graves gained insight into how teachers are supported as they meet the emotional demands of teaching and how they gain support from their colleagues and administrators. The author of numerous books, he is also professor emeritus of education at the University of New Hampshire.

The conference fee of $60 ($50 for George Mason students, student teachers, and teachers currently enrolled in English 695) includes morning coffee and a luncheon. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the NVWP office at x31168, or e-mail Mark Farrington at mfarring@gmu.edu.

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