EARCOS Weekend Workshop Conferring in Writing: Your Best Friend in Ensuring Student Achievement Presented by Tammy Westrick October 6-7, 2012 Hosted by International School Bangkok, ThailandWorkshop Description and Outcomes:Conferring is one of the best ways to identify student strengths and areas of concern.It allows us to differentiate our instruction and really target those skills andstrategies students need to be successful writers. This workshop will be directed atconferring in writing. However, you will naturally be able to apply most skills andstrategies to other contexts, as well.Intended Audience:• Elementary Teachers K-5• Instructional/Learning Coaches• Support Teachers (Special Education/ESL)• AdministratorsParticipants of this workshop will:• Revisit the architecture of a conference and explore different conferring organizational structures• Explore the benefits of individual and small group conferences• Learn how to move beyond using generic prompts by building writing content knowledge in the genre being taught• Consider ways to use of a variety of mentor texts in your conferences• Analyze conferring data to determine next instructional steps• Consider conferring notes as one piece of a body of evidence
EARCOS Weekend Workshop Conferring in Writing: Your Best Friend in Ensuring Student Achievement Workshop Presenter: Tammy Westrick Presenter Bio: Tammy has been a Literacy/Instructional coach for the last six years and has over 20 years of elementary classroom experience. She currently works with teachers and students as a Literacy Learning Coach at International School Bangkok. As a classroom teacher, Tammy found that her conferring data was her best friend in determining student needs and gathering evidence of growth. She is excited to share different ways to make conferring more productive, effective and meaningful.Workshop Information: Workshop Fee: USD 55 (inclusive of lunches, snacks and refreshments)Dates: 6 - 7 October 2012 * If payment will be paid by check, kindly make yourTime: 08:00am – 03:00pm check payable to "International School Association", please add USD 7.00 for bank service fee.Registration: Registration deadline: September 21, 2012Complete the online registration form at: Online Form* If you have a problem filling registration online, please contact Ms. Didi at firstname.lastname@example.org
;l School Location and Address: International School Bangkok (ISB) 39/7 Soi Nichada Thani, Samakee Road Pakkret, Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand Phone: (+662) 963 5800 www.isb.ac.thAccommodations:Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodations. We recommendthe Landmark Hotel. (See attached reservation form).Transportation from Hotel to ISB & Vice VersaTransportation will be provided between the Landmark Hotel and school. The exactvan schedule will be provided to the registered participants at a later date.* Please note that transportation for participants is only available for those who booked their roomwith the recommended hotel.