2011 Effective Practices Conference draws educators from across Maine

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Art Teacher Lindsay Hartwell, Central Middle School in Corinth presents Encouraging Student Voice with Handmade Journals

On September 30th, educators from every grade level and multiple disciplines gathered at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine for the  2011 Effective Practices Conference, hosted by the Maine Writing Project and the Southern Maine Writing Project. This special day of “teachers teaching teachers” featured new teacher-consultants of Maine’s two National Writing Project sites.  Eighteen workshops ranged from building writers’ fluency with freewrites to introducing mentor texts with read-alouds, interpreting texts with role play, collaborative note-taking with Google Docs, and writing to problem solve in mathematics.  Pictures from this exciting and collegial day can be found on Facebook.