Coastal Savannah Writing Project Holds Conference

(Jan. 8, 2013) Armstrong's Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP), the College of Education's professional development program for primary, middle, and secondary school teachers, has announced its Innovative Ideas in Literacy Conference, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St., in Savannah.

In keeping with CSWP's goal to help teachers increase student literacy success, the 2013 conference provides new and successful approaches to teaching literacy. The keynote speaker is renowned education writer Barry Lane, known for his unique style of motivating students to become better writers. Lane will share some of his thoughts on motivating both students and teachers of writing with his talk “Rigor Without Mortis: Teaching Informative Writing with a Passion.”

“This conference promises to be entertaining, enlightening, and energizing for administrators, teachers, literacy coaches, future educators, parents, and anyone who wants to help K-12 students to become better readers and writers in all content areas,” said Lesley Roessing, director of the Coastal Savannah Writing Project. “Barry Lane will share how writing well and teaching writing well can be fun.”

After the talk, participants can choose from a variety of breakout sessions to attend, including workshops on informative, argument, and narrative writing, vocabulary strategies, speechwriting and public speaking, and writing in math, social studies, and science classes, among others.

Advanced registration for the conference is required. Schedules and registration forms are available at and on the CSWP Facebook page. .

For more information about in-service opportunities for schools or workshops for teachers, contact Lesley Roessing at 912.344.2702 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).