An important update from Island Readers & Writers:
Island Readers & Writers is delighted to say that after serious consideration, we will be hosting our conference at the Collins Center for the Arts on the UMaine campus in Orono.
Welcome to the registration page for Island Readers & Writers' (IRW) Dear Teacher Conference 2023! We can't wait to welcome you to Orono, ME on October 5 & 6, 2023. Here you'll find all the details you need regarding agenda, speakers, selecting workshops, and reserving accommodations.
Thank you for joining us.
Featured talk: Confessions of an Underground English Teacher: One Woman’s Quest to Spread Her Love of Reading and Writing … Despite the Odds Friday's Workshop: How Creative Writing Can Instill Confidence, Competence, Courage, and a Sense of Community
“Using Reading and Writing to Examine the Self and Other in Contemporary Relationships with Place and Community”
“Ways of Seeing: Making and Exploring Nature Journals”
“Teaching Outdoors: Make Outdoor Learning Work for Your Classroom”
“Science & Nature Writing”
“Writing Demystified: Take Writing from Overly Complicated to Fun”
“Creating an Interdisciplinary, Book-Based Unit Using IRW’s Explore More Book Guides”
“Books That Bridge the Divide”
Intensive Workshop: “Picturing Writing With a Touch of Maine: Proven Visual Strategies for Teaching Writing” Friday's Workshop: “Making Writing a Work of Art: Creating Passionate Young Readers and Writers”
“Community Cartographer: Using Games to Build Belonging”
Intensive Workshop: "Finding & Using Diverse Books in the Classroom” Friday's Workshop: “Drawing Feelings, Creating Characters”
Intensive Workshop: “Wordless Picture Books” Friday's Workshop: “Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to Build Voice and Communal Knowledge”
“Using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to Build Voice and Communal Knowledge” “Creating an Interdisciplinary, Book-Based Unit Using IRW’s Explore More Book Guides”
“Diving into Picture Books with Older Readers”
“Art for Every Classroom: Creating on a Budget”
“Big Sounds for Little Ears: Ideas for Bringing the Power of Music into the Classroom”
“Use Your Imagination: Making Writing Playful”
“Innovation in Place: Rural Educational Excellence in Maine”
“Things to Look Forward To: Teaching & Learning”
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