More about the Keynote Speakers William Van Cleave William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. While his own background is in language-based learning difficulties, the strategies William promotes are effective for students of all skill levels and abilities. His high level of enthusiasm and energy, his interactive style, and his passion for working with teachers make him an effective presenter, whether he is visiting a school and sharing with its faculty or presenting at a national conference. He has provided professional development at state education conferences; dyslexia and learning disabilities conferences; E.L.L. conferences; and private and public schools, both specialized and mainstream. In 2004 William published the first edition of Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It, an Orton-Gillingham based reference guide. Now in its fourth edition, this manual serves tutors and teachers of struggling readers and spellers around the country. In the fall of 2013, he and co-author Caroline Dover published Phrases & Sentences for Reading & Spelling, a companion to the Everything text. In the spring of 2012, William completed Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages. Schools in the public and private school arenas have adopted his methodology, and his writing approach is used by both one-on-one language therapists and classroom teachers. Schools for struggling students including the prestigious Briarwood School and Shelton School use his approach with great success. Both Franklin Tennessee Special School District and Wichita Unified School District began adoption of his writing approach in 2015. In addition to workshops at conferences, schools, and districts around the country, William has been fortunate enough to participate in a number of interesting projects. He has provided professional development through a S.I.G. grant at SeeWorth Academy in Oklahoma City, OK; he is currently on an RtII Committee devising writing standards for the State of Pennsylvania; and he is writing a series of workbooks to complement the Writing Matters approach and a long-awaited reference guide for teaching composition skills. During his career William has tutored; taught literature, writing, and math; and held several administrative posts in schools for students who struggle. He continues to tutor privately both in person and via Skype. He received his B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from The College of Wooster (1990) and earned his M.A. in English from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (2001). Joseph Harris Joseph Harris is an English professor at the University of Delaware, where he directs the composition program and teaches academic writing, critical reading, creative nonfiction, and digital composing. Before coming to Delaware, he was the founding director of the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University—a multidisciplinary program noted for teaching writing as a form of critical inquiry. His books include Rewriting: How to Do Things With Texts, A Teaching Subject, Teaching With Student Texts, and Media Journal. He has served as editor of CCC, the leading scholarly journal in writing studies, and of the CCCC Studies in Writing and Rhetoric, the leading book series in the field. He is currently working on a book about how the teaching of writing has been depicted in contemporary films, plays, and novels. To find out more about his work, visit josephharris.me. Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey is the Southeast Regional Director with the Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in teacher education and professional learning in literacy instruction from the University of Florida. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with over fifteen years experience teaching in both elementary and higher education contexts, instructional coaching, and professional learning systems development. She has consulted with numerous school districts in developing change models and collaborative professional learning structures. She has also authored and developed a wide variety of literacy curriculum and professional learning materials at the state and local levels. Marisa lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband and young daughter. Conference Schedule Date Time Event Monday, June 27, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration – Bayview Room, Linkside Conference Center Download Map [PDF] Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration/Exhibits – Bayview Room 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address – William Van Cleave “From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills in Struggling Writers” 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions A 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Writing Workshop – William Van Cleave “Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Sense in Students of All Ages” Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration/Exhibits – Bayview Room 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address – Joseph Harris “Dead Poets and Wonder Boys” 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions B 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions C 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Writing Workshop – Joseph Harris “Moving Forward: Modes of Responding to Student Writing” Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration/Exhibits – Bayview Room 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address – Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey "Teaching the Whole Writer: Integrating Social Emotional Learning in the Writer's Workshop” 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Writing Workshop – Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey "Conferring: The Heart of the Work" Concurrent Sessions Concurrent sessions are presented by classroom teachers in grades K-12. The concurrent sessions are 50 minutes long. If you are interested in presenting a concurrent session, please fill out the form by clicking on the link to the Call for Presentations Form or the Online Call for Presentations Form below. Call for Presentations Form [PDF] Online Call for Presentations Form Exhibitor Information If your company is interested in exhibiting or sponsoring a meal at the Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing, please complete the Exhibitor Form and return to this office not later than May 6, 2016. There is still time for your company to sponsor or co-sponsor a break, the Tuesday luncheon, and/or the Wednesday lunch. Please call Terry White at (334) 670-3594 or (334) 670-3494 if your company is interested in exhibiting at the conference. Exhibitor Form [PDF] Registration Forms *Conference Lodging Arrangements for lodging (special conference rate of $159 [reg rm] $209 [Bayside 1 bdrm] $209 [Luau studio] $239 [Luau 1 bdrm] + tax for up to four persons) should be made directly with the Sandestin Group Reservations Office at 800-320-8115 before May 26, 2016. To receive this special rate, please mention Group Code: 23A2RR Housing Request Form [PDF] *Lodging rates may be lowered at the hotel’s discretion. *Conference Registration $120 Early Bird Registration by May 9, 2016 $145 Regular Registration by June 10, 2016 $155 On-Site Registration after June 10, 2016 Conference Registration Form [PDF] ***Checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to Troy University. *** ***Call 334-670-3494 to pay via credit card. (Registration includes: Keynotes, Writing Workshops, Concurrent Sessions, Morning Breaks, Tuesday Luncheon, and Wednesday Lunch.) Call for Presentations Form [PDF] If you are interested in presenting a concurrent session at the conference, please fill out the Call for Presentations Form.