|RRVWP hosts workshop on reaching boy readers and writers|
The Red River Valley Writing Project will host "Reaching Boy Readers and Writers (K-12)" from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Merrifield Hall. Featured speaker will be Marcus Weaver-Hightower, a specialist in gender, literacy, and education. Dr. Weaver-Hightower is co-editor of "The Problem with Boys: Beyond the Backlash in Boys' Education" (forthcoming) and is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Research at UND. Grand Forks teacher Becky Trapnell will present examples of differentiated instruction in the afternoon session.
Registration is $45 for RRVWP TCs and $70 for all other educators and paraprofessionals. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a copy of the book, "Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices" by Ralph Fletcher. You can find additional information, including the schedule and registration form, at www.rrvwp.und.edu or www.english.und.edu/RRVWPworkshop.html. E-mail questions to Marci Glessner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (701) 780-0996.
The RRVWP is a site of the National Writing Project.
-- Jessica Zerr, Assistant, Red River Valley Writing Project, English, email@example.com, 777-4162