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Wednesday, July 15 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Digital Tools that Transform the Teaching and Learning of Writing

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Today’s top teachers are helping students become better writers using digital tools that foster an active dialogue between teachers and students. These teachers give personal feedback, improve learner engagement, and build a formative assessment model. Participants will hear how teachers in Ridgefield, CT transform the feedback they give students.

Goals:
• To share research-based, best practices about the formative assessment model for teaching writing.
• To share how digital tools foster opportunities to expand the ways teachers connect, interact, and develop student writers.
• To demonstrate how to effectively integrate the research and best practices into a class/school.
• To provide information about current resources that make responding to students effective and efficient.


Moderators
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Doug Silver

CAO, Founder, KEYS2 Engage
I am a founder of the publisher of digital tools designed to make feedback more effective and efficient. Currently, we publish https://www.writerkey.com/  https://www.publishkey.com/ https://feedbackkey.com/ https://tutoringkey.com/ Prior to developing these web-based applications, I was an English teacher, principal, and district ELA supervisor. I went on to be a Supervising Editor at Scholastic Education and Director of Research at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hopkinson

Christine Hopkinson

English Teacher, Ridgefield Public Schools
Christine Hopkinson has had a wide range of experiences throughout her career, teaching English at both the middle and high school levels as well as in an alternative school setting. She began her career in California, teaching English at Santa Monica High School. She continued on to Westhill High School in Stamford, CT, Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, CT, and her current position at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, CT. Her classes... Read More →
avatar for Judy Silver

Judy Silver

English Teacher and Student Life Coordinator, Ridgefield Public Schools
Judy Silver has taught elementary, middle and high school students over her 15 years of teaching . Currently, she teaches English and is the Student Life Coordinator at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, CT. Her students learn the critical thinking, writing, and reading skills that are necessary for success in college and careers. Additionally, Judy has been a district mentor to many of her colleagues and serves on the Ridgefield Public... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:20am - 11:25am
Beacon Hill Room Boston Park Plaza