Language & Learning Conference
Held annually in March, and begun in 1987, the NVWP’s Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference has provided opportunities for more than 3,400 teachers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about writing and the teaching of writing. The conference features nationally recognized educators in the field of writing as well as exemplary demonstration lessons presented by NVWP Teacher Consultants. The 2012 conference featured Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer. You can view video highlights from the 2012 conference by clicking the video below.
Previous keynote speakers at the Language and Learning Conference include: Jim Burke, Kelly Gallagher, Jane Hansen, Alfie Kohn, Tom Romano, Linda Rief, Peter Elbow, Mark Overmeyer, Donald Graves, Donald Murray, Barry Lane, and Ralph Fletcher. In 2006, The Language and Learning Conference was renamed the Bernadette Mulholland Glaze Language and Learning Conference, in honor of the conference’s founder, NVWP co-director Bernie Glaze.
In 2013, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst will keynote the Language and Learning Conference. Please mark you calendars now for what is sure to be another energizing day of teachers teaching teachers. We look forward to seeing you and your teacher colleagues at George Mason University on March 9, 2013. Registration rates will increase January 25, so be sure to reserve your spot now!
See this post for more details about this year’s conference.
Kylene Beers, author of When Kids Can’t Read/What Teachers Can Do (Heinemann, 2002), is interested in helping struggling readers. The Senior Reading Advisor to Secondary Schools for the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Kylene has published numerous articles in state and national journals, served as editor of the national literacy journal, Voices from the Middle, and was the 2008-2009 President of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is an invited speaker at state, national, and international conventions and works with teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools across the US. You can follow Kylene on Twitter or Facebook or her blog at KyleneBeers.com.
Robert E. Probst, author of Response and Analysis, (Heinemann, 2004) is a respected authority on the teaching of literature. Professor Emeritus of English Education at Georgia State University, Bob’s publications include numerous articles in English Journal, Voices from the Middle, and professional texts including Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice (Heinemann, 2007). He presents at national conventions including the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Developers (ASCD), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). He has served NCTE in various leadership roles including the Conference on English Leadership Board of Directors, the Commission on Reading, column editor of the NCTE journal Voices from the Middle, and is the 2007 recipient of the CEL Outstanding Leadership Award.
Kylene and Bob are the collaborative authors of Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading (Heinemann 2012).