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Transitioning Writing Instruction to Meet the Demands of the Common Core

Developmental Studies Center

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

Transitioning Writing Instruction to Meet the Demands o...

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Please join us for a professional presentation about

Writing Instruction and the CCSS

Hosted by Ann Tuteur, Barbara Weinstein, John Marshall, Alyssa Heeneke, and Kelley Spotz

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Registration & Breakfast 8-9am

Presentation 9-11am

Q&A 11-11:30am


The Standards offer a portrait of a college- and career-ready student who is a literate person prepared for life in the 21st century with the skills and understanding to be effective in and outside of the classroom and the workplace.

The Being a Writer™ program offers student-centered, deeply interactive instruction that incorporates the CCSS vision for student listening and speaking, personal writing expression, and adapting the form and content of writing for varied tasks and purposes.

Students As Writers:
• Appreciate the purpose and power of writing
• Write with their audience in mind
• Communicate their ideas effectively in print
• Analyze and revise drafts, pubish their work
• Use feedback to improve their writing

Presenter: Christine Venturis
Christine Venturis is currently a National Education Consultant for Developmental Studies Center. She previously worked as an adjunct professor for West Chester University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes. In Clark County School District, Christine held the positions of teacher, reading specialist, and curriculum specialist at the district level. She was also assistant project manager for a federal grant, training intermediate teachers in guided reading for struggling readers. Christine also trained teachers and paraprofessionals at the University of Utah Reading Clinic in an intervention for struggling readers.

This event is complimentary but you must register to attend.


What are my parking options?

Your parking is covered if you park in the lower lot of the hotel. Valet parking is not covered. Please bring your parking ticket to the event for validation. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions? Please contact Alyssa Heeneke at or call  1-215-283-0122.

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Have questions about Transitioning Writing Instruction to Meet the Demands of the Common Core? Contact Developmental Studies Center

When & Where

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Developmental Studies Center

DSC is a nonprofit educational publisher dedicated to children’s intellectual, ethical, and social development. Since 1980, DSC has conducted research and developed school-based and after-school programs that help children develop capacities to think deeply and critically so they will continue learning throughout their lives and deepen their commitment to the values of kindness, helpfulness, personal responsibility, and respect for others.

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