The Story is You: Narrative Writing as an Act of Liberation, Identity, and Existence​​​​​​​, 6-12 (No cost for TMI PLC and Literacy Alliance Members)

The Story is You: Narrative Writing as an Act of Liberation, Identity, and Existence (6-12)

In the realm of secondary level literacy, there may be no more maligned form of writing than the personal narrative. Treated as the underperforming sibling to the more formal essays, it is often either dismissed as “mere creative writing” or leveraged for college admissions. The tragedy is that this framework, when treated with the respect it is due, can serve as the conduit for our students’ most inspired, and inspiring, writing. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into narrative writing frameworks, recognize the literacy development opportunities within this approach, and establish an approach to the personal narrative that is both substantial and celebratory.

Audience: All Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches, Specialists, and Administrators
Instructor: Matthew Morone, TMI/Gravity Goldberg Secondary Level ELA/Literacy Specialist
Location: VIRTUAL

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  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:30 to 15:30
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