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Register Now for the Spring Symposium

WMWP Spring Symposium
February 13, 2019

Register now for the coming Spring Symposium at Westfield State University on March 28.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Sophia Sarigianides

Sophia Sarigianides is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Secondary English at Westfield State University. She studies the effects of constructs of adolescence in teacher thinking and in representations of "young adults" in young adult literature, as well as the role of race in English teaching. Recent research includes an ongoing examination of white teachers' efforts at anti-racist pedagogy in middle and high school teaching. Before coming to Westfield State University, Dr. Sarigianides taught graduate English Education courses at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to her work in New York City, she taught secondary English at the middle and high school levels for ten years.

Workshop sessions:

  • Beyond the Single Story: Exploring Multiple Texts Using Collaborative Inquiry to Tackle Complex Topics (Susan Biggs and Samantha Briggs) 
  • Erecting a Digital Portfolio Structure in Google Apps (Tom Fanning, Nicole Godard, Kevin McKenna)
  • Student Experience as Text: Music and Poetry Synchronized (MAPS) (Matthew King and Zevey Steinitz) 
  • Do it ... Now? Re-examining Exploratory Writing Practices for Students with Disabilities in the Language Arts Classroom (Danielle Seltzer) 
  • Putting Magic into Words: Voice and Dialogue (erin feldman) 

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