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Promising Practices Conference Showcases 2013 Fellows

On July 11, over fifty UMaine students, local teachers, and Maine Writing Project  members gathered at the Donald P. Corbett Hall on the University of Maine campus.  MWP 2013 Institute Fellows were the centerpiece of this one-day conference presenting
teaching workshops on a wide variety of topics, including Digital Story Telling – It’s Not Just for Fiction Anymore, Peaceable Moments with Picture Books, Engaging Diverse Learners through Writing Stations, Using Social Media to Connect with Characters, and Composition, Turnitin.com and Developmental Learners.

Along with the practical demonstrations, Writing Project participants caught up with old friends who came to support fellow teachers as writers and presenters. The day included lots of time for reflection and writing. Participants were treated to door prizes and lots of great food.

Organized by MWP’s Kris McBean, Promising Practices will be a yearly event. Check back here for information on Promising Practices 2014 and join the learning and fun.

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