NYSEC Conference 2022 – A Year of Professional Learning

Understanding Diversity: Building Trust, Culture and Reflective Practice

2021-2022 Workshops

Building Trustworthy Writing Communities: A Culture of Care

May 7, 2022, 9-10:45am

Presented by NYSEC President-elect Chris Mazura with Capital District Writing Project teacher consultants Matthew Pinchinat, Christina Pepe, and Alicia Wein.

This session will consider how leaning into the inventive arts writing process can be a bridge to building trustworthy writing communities. We will also examine how moments of collaboration inside and outside our classrooms have fortified a Culture of Care to support student learning. Visual art and writing by students and teachers from the Freedom Dreaming Institute will be featured.

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NYSEC 2021-2022 Virtual Professional Development Series

Understanding Diversity: Building Trust, Culture, and Reflective Practice

May 7, 2022: Building Trustworthy Writing Communities: A Culture of Care

June 4, 2022: Unraveling Complex Text: Using Socratic Circles to Create a Culture of Voice and Thought


2021-2022 Past Workshops

Oct 2, 2021: An Intimate Conversation with Nic Stone

Nov 6, 2021: Classroom Practices for Multilingual Learners and English Language Learners and The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

Dec 4, 2021: Addressing the Writing Gap: Democratizing Writing Instruction

Jan 8, 2022: Conversations Around Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Feb 5, 2022: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry in the Classroom

March 5, 2022: Culturally Responsive Education for Internationalization

March 22, 2022: Pop-Up Gathering: Life as an ELA & Literacy Leader

April 2, 2022: Teaching Against Misinformation, For Justice, In a Time of War

April 28, 2022: NYSEC Connection and Conversation: Literacy Leaders & Book Clubs

2022 Conference

Writing Home

October 19 – 21, 2022

We are excited to announce the theme for our upcoming 71st Annual Conference and our 2022-2023 year of virtual professional learning series:

We invite you and we welcome you to return to / come to create and think about and be in this home with us.

As we reflect on the myriad ideas this theme engenders and the shifting definitions of home and writing and living and learning and teaching and leading in both physical and digital spaces, we invite you to consider these questions and workshop proposal prompts.

What do we want to be different because of how we spent this time together?

~ Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

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