Anticipating the Annual A.L.E.A Conference in Darwin, Australia July 9-12
I’m keenly anticipating this year’s ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators Association) Annual National Conference in
The conference takes place in the Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
and runs from July 9-12. The theme of the conference is, 'Anticipating new
territories-building strong minds, places and futures.' Darwin City
I am fortunate to be presenting two workshops during the conference.
This workshop will explore practical ways to make writing instruction authentic and engaging for students using writer’s notebooks as a resource. I will share a range of notebooks as practical examples of living the writing life.
In this workshop I will be promoting the power of poetry to engage young writers and ways in which structural patterns support inexperienced poets to engage in meaningful poetry experiences.
I am also looking forward to attending a number of scheduled sessions at the conference, including a couple of sessions featuring Ralph Fletcher, who is a keynote speaker at the conference.
If you are in
Darwin at this time. Place feel free to drop by these sessions.