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Wednesday, July 27 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Engaging Students in Digital Classrooms - Part I (Students' Perspective)

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Do the impossible! Get your students online, get them enthused about writing, commenting and using multimedia – and improve their writing. Two related, but non-repetitive sessions, by Geoffrey Gevalt, award-winning journalist and founder of the Young Writers Project. Intended for teachers in grades 4-12. Tips to combat obstacles (including money), to engage your students as never before and to create authentic audiences for their best work.


Geoff will focus on what YWP has learned from working with thousands of students online in both formal and informal learning environments. You will learn how students engage in civil discourse, peer-to-peer learning and building communities of learning. What engages them and what does not? You will experience a wide variety of student creativity including podcasts, multimedia, collaborative projects and performance pieces. Participants will be provided powerful links to additional examples, free or low-cost software to use and lesson ideas.



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Geoff Gevalt

About Geoff GevaltExecutive Director and Founder, Young Writers Project, Inc., Burlington, VT In 2006, Geoffrey Gevalt founded Young Writers Project (YWP), an independent nonprofit that uses digital technology to engage students to write, help them improve and provide them with authentic... Read More →

Wednesday July 27, 2011 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
St. James - 4th Floor (C wing)

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