The UCI Writing Project held its 24th Annual Literacy Conference for K-12 Teachers on December 6 at the UCI Student Center. The 2018 theme was "Creating Engaged Learning Experiences for Readers and Writers." Over 350 educators from Southern California attended for a day of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, reconnecting, and networking.
The conference opened with a welcome from Dean of the School of Education Richard Arum and from conference host Professor Carol Booth Olson, Director of the UCI Writing Project.
The morning keynote was delivered by Cris Tovani: "Ramping Up Engagement: Capturing the Mind, Heart, and Drive of Students."
After a refreshments break, participants had a choice among eight workshop offerings, followed by lunch:
The afternoon keynote address was delivered by Ralph Fletcher: "Re-energizing the Writing Classroom by Lifting the Chill and Re-igniting the Spark."
Afternoon workshop options included the following:
The 25th Annual Literacy Conference for Teachers will be held in December 2019 at UC Irvine.