Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing

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Please accept our invitation to join us at the Annual

 

Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing

June 25 – June 28, 2018

at the

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida!

Linkside Conference Center

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort • Destin, Florida


2018 Call for Presentations Form [PDF]

Nancy Steineke

Nancy Steineke

Nancy Steineke consults nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, webinar leader, and literacy coach for K-12 teachers. She specializes in content-area literacy, nonfiction reading and writing, literature discussion, book clubs, and student engagement. A public school teacher for thirty-seven years, Nancy keeps the focus on research-supported manageable strategies that help teachers get the job done in ways that best benefit students. Participants regularly praise her “practicality,” “concrete ideas,” and “energetic style.”

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s in Education from Northern Illinois University, Nancy has authored eight professional books and also been featured in classroom videos for Best Practice and Comprehension and Collaboration. Her groundbreaking work with book clubs and student led discussion groups is captured in her books Assessment Live! and Reading and Writing Together. Nancy also collaborates frequently with Harvey “Smokey” Daniels. Together they have co-authored Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles, Content-Area Writing, Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading, Texts and Lessons for Literature, Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing, and Teaching the Social Skills of Academic Interaction. Her current project (yet untitled) will be book that offers classroom teachers guidance in positive classroom management.

In addition to working as an Illinois Writing Project leader, Nancy presents annually at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), International Literacy Association (ILA), and various state conferences. Along with Harvey Daniels, Nancy has organized and led over 50 multi-day residential institutes for teachers in locations around the U.S.

Nancy is active on Twitter, posting links and ideas useful to educators as well as retweeting posts that deserve curation. Find her on Twitter: @nsteineke

 

Tanny McGregor

Tanny McGregor

Tanny McGregor is an internationally-known teacher and conference speaker that brings nearly 30 years of professional experience to her popular sessions. Originally an elementary school teacher, Tanny has served as a literacy coach, gifted intervention specialist, and preK-12 staff developer.

Her workshops are known for their creative and engaging style. She is the author of two books, Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading (Heinemann, 2007) and Genre Connections: Lessons to Launch Literary and Nonfiction Texts (Heinemann, 2013). Tanny was a contributor to the seminal work, Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are/ What’s Next (Heinemann, 2011), and she is currently at work on A new book about visual notetaking. In addition to writing and consulting, Tanny serves as a teacher on special assignment for West Clermont Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her husband Miles have four daughters and two grandsons.

Follow her on Twitter: @TannyMcG

 

Dr. Wendy McCarty

Dr. Wendy McCarty

Dr. Wendy McCarty has a doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Learning Environments, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Published My Hero! Jose Sanchez in November, 2016; Scheduled for release of Mi heroe! Jose Sanchez in February 2018. Dr. McCarty will present the different approaches to becoming published, the process of independent publishing: getting ideas, editing, illustrating, finding a publisher, and marketing; what to expect for sales, and questions and answers.

Dr. McCarty encourages each participant who is in the process of writing a work for publication or wants to write a work for publication to bring a draft of his or her work.

Date

Time

Event

Monday,
June 25, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration – Bayview Room, Linkside Conference Center
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Tuesday,
June 26, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration/Exhibits – Bayview Room

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address – Nancy Steineke
“Everybody Writes!

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 – Nancy Steineke
“Getting More Mileage Out of Nonfictin Mentor Text

Wednesday,
June 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration/Exhibits – Bayview Room

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address – Tanny McGregor
“With Pen in Hand: Using Visual Notetaking to Promote Thinking-Intensive Reading & Writing”

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 – Tanny McGregor
“Everyday Visual Literacy, Noticing, & Thinking with Images”

Thursday,
June 28, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration/Exhibits – Bayview Room

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address – Dr. Wendy McCarty
"Different Approaches to Becoming Published”

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Writing Workshop – Dr. Wendy McCarty
"Different Approaches to Becoming Published"

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 complete the Call for Presentation Form and return it to this office by February 25, 2018.

Call for Presentations Form [PDF]

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 February 25, 2018. There is still time for your company to sponsor or co-sponsor a break, the Tuesday luncheon, and/or the Wednesday lunch. Please call Faye Allen at (334) 670-3494 if your company is interested in exhibiting at the conference.

Exhibitor Form [PDF]

*Conference Lodging

Arrangements for lodging (special conference rate of $165 [reg rm] $205 [Bayside 1 bdrm] $215 [Luau studio] $245 [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 25, 2018.

To receive this special rate, please mention Group Code: 23U9T9

Housing Request Form [PDF]

Conference Registration

$120 Early Bird Registration by May 12, 2018
$145 Regular Registration by June 12, 2018
$165 On-Site Registration after June 12, 2018

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.)

For More Information about the Conference, contact:

Mrs. Faye Allen
Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center
Troy University
(334) 670-3494
fgallen@troy.edu

The 2018 Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing is sponsored by Alabama's Regional Inservice Centers.

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