1st Annual Coastal North Carolina Writing Conference
Sunday-Tuesday, June 23, 24 & 25, 2013
Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Uni-Spire (publisher of The Universal Writing Continuum)
- Watson College of Education Language and Literacy Program
- Professional Development System Partnership
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) require all teachers to teach writing effectively. Writing is a gateway to many 21st century jobs (National Commission on Writing, 2006) and entry into higher education. Yet, the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports that only 27% of our U.S. 8th and 12th grade students scored proficient or above in writing.
The Coastal North Carolina Writing Conference will assist teachers in addressing their writing professional development needs and support teachers and community members interested in writing for publication. Three strands will be offered: (1) Writing Workshop, (2) Writing Process and (3) Teaching Strategies for Writing in the Common Core. There will be something to meet the needs of all PK-12th grade ELA and content areas teachers. Community member who are interested in learning more about writing for an audience, will also find a strand that meets their needs.
PK-12 ELA and content area teachers & community members who want to be writers
Teaching Strategies for Writing Common Core
June 23rd 1:00-7:30 PM (1:00-4:00 PM, 5:30-7:30 PM)
June 24th 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00-3:30 PM
June 25th 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
The conference will be held in the beautiful Watson College of Education on University of North Carolina Wilmington’s campus. The Georgian-style buildings and beautiful landscaping throughout campus make UNCW one of the most attractive campuses in the South. The campus is situated just minutes from Wrightsville Beach. Bring your family to the beach for the week and learn with us.
- For 3-day conference and meals, the registration fee is $130.
- If 4 or more teachers from one school register together, the cost is discounted to $120.
Dr. Debbie Powell, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy