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Monday, March 13 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Making Writing Conferences Matter: Tips and Techniques

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"So, how's it going?" However we open a writing conference with a young writer, the goal of the short dialogue is to ensure that it's not a mini-lecture but instead a trusted conversation. With a predictable structure and scaffolds to support independent work following the conversation, a writing conference can help move a student forward in powerful ways. In this session, we will dive into conferencing strategies for the different parts of the workshop (planning, drafting, revision, and editing), and we'll discuss specific teaching moves and intentional language to help make an impact on the writer. Additionally, we will develop some supports of our own to ensure that we are well-planned and "at the ready" for a conference during the workshop time.

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Megan Howard Nellen

Confluence Educational Consulting
Megan Howard Nellen provides embedded strategic consulting to schools and educational nonprofits through her own firm, Confluence Educational Consulting. Currently, her work centers on leadership development/coaching as well as supporting primary and elementary schools with curriculum... Read More →

Monday March 13, 2023 9:30am - 11:00am EDT