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When kids write because they want to, not because we tell them to Edit

Session 1
Becky Fisher, Pam Moran, Paula White — Albemarle County Public Schools

This conversation will focus on building a wiki and blog platform that is both safe for elementary kids and provides a real-world audience. Some of the stories will share insight in to when school gets in the way of real learning and call on "the room" to brainstorm how to avoid the traps of grading and assigning what can be a very personal learning path.

Conversational Practice

We will build a collaborative wiki around how to develop a community of writers without letting school get in the way. We will use real elementary student writing as well as stories the kids and a teacher tells about where the writing comes from and where it goes!

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Presenter Profiles

Paula White
Paula White
Albemarle County Public Schools
Becky Fisher
Becky Fisher
Albemarle County Public Schools
pam moran
pam moran
Albemarle Schools

Comments

Debbie Schinker

My 7th grader is a REALLY advanced reader and writer, but doesn’t seem to WANT to write on her own. When she has to, she does it and does it WELL, but how do I create that passion?

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