Increasing Engagement/Igniting Growth in Our Students as Writers
2-Part Webinar Series with Linda Rief
Increasing Engagement/Igniting Growth in Our Students as Writers with Linda Rief
A 2-Part Series March 28, 2023 9:00 - 11:00 & April 25, 2023 9:00 - 11:00
Audience: Elementary Cycle 3 teachers, Secondary Cycle 1 teachers, others levels are welcome to attend depending on availability of space
Time: 9:00 - 11:00AM
Linda Rief will animate a two-part webinar designed for teachers of students in Elementary Cycle III & Secondary Cycle I.
Participants will learn one essential technique in writing that boosts engagement, motivation, and the imagination. Because of its brevity, accessibility, and manageability, it appeals to both teachers and students.
Participants will be eligible for a random draw to receive a copy of Linda’s most recent publication: Whispering in the Wind: A Guide to Deeper Reading and Writing through Poetry (Heinemann, 2022)
This webinar series is sponsored by The Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ). There is no registration fee. By registering you are expected to attend both sessions. Register here.
Bio - Linda Rief
Linda Rief left the classroom in June of 2019 after 40 years of teaching Language Arts, mostly with eighth graders. She misses their energy and their apathy, their curiosity and their complacency, their confidence and their insecurities, but mostly she misses their passionate, powerful voices as readers and writers.
She is an instructor in the University of New Hampshire's Summer Literacy Institute and a national and international presenter on issues of adolescent literacy. She is the author of Whispering in the Wind, The Quickwrite Handbook, ReadWriteTeach, Inside the Writer's-Reader's Notebook, and Seeking Diversity; she is co-editor (Beers, Probst, and Rief) of Adolescent Literacy.
In 2021 she was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. In 2020 she received the Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award from the Conference on English Leadership, in recognition of outstanding leadership in the English Language Arts. Her classroom was featured in the series Making Meaning in Literature produced by Maryland Public Television for Annenberg/CPB. For three years she chaired the first Early Adolescence English/Language Arts Standards Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.