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Being a Writer: Conferring Webinar

Developmental Studies Center

Monday, December 12, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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If you missed this webinar, here is the link to the recording:


4:30 Eastern/1:30 Pacific


Carl Anderson said, “Conferring is not the icing on the cake; it IS the cake.”

Explore the importance of conferring with young readers and writers during the literacy block Through video and discussion, learn about tools to use when working with students in one-on-one settings. Examine how teachers can foster individual students’ growth as caring, thoughtful, and inspired readers and writers.

About the Presenter

Ann Marie Corgill has been a teacher in Birmingham, Alabama, and Bronxville, New York. In 2009, she was honored as Teacher of the Year in her district and was in the final four for Alabama’s Teacher of the Year, 2009–2010. Ann was recently awarded Alabama’s 2011 Advancement of Literacy Award at this year’s annual Gulf Coast Writing Conference in San Destin, Florida. She is the author of Of Primary Importance (Stenhouse, 2008).


How to Join the Webinar

STEP 1: Join us online.
To join the online meeting and view the presentation, please click on the link below 5 minutes before the meeting starts.
If you find you're having trouble joining the meeting when you click on the URL above, try the following:
1. Select the entire URL above and copy it
2. Paste it into your web browser's URL address field at the top of your web browser window
3. Press your return key
STEP 2: Connect to the audio portion.
To connect to the audio portion of the meeting dial in to the conference call mentioned below. If you choose to use your computer speakers to hear the audio portion of this event, your ability to ask questions and make comments will be limited to the chat window. To ask questions and make comments verbally, connect to the teleconference using any phone by dialing the number below and following the subsequent voice prompts.
When prompted, enter this Participant Pin Code: 7284507#
Once connected, you’ll be able to hear what’s being said in the teleconference, but you may want to mute your phone by pressing *1, especially if you are on a cell phone or have background noises like a dog barking. When prompted by the DSC facilitator to ask your question, Press *1 on your phone to unmute it. After you have finished asking your question, press *1 to mute your phone.  If you are having any problems with your phone conference portion, you can press *0 to speak to an operator.
Technical Issues
If you have any questions about Blackboard Collaborate or are having trouble connecting online, feel free to contact their tech supportBefore you join the online meeting, we recommend you first confirm that your computer satisfies the system requirements for Blackboard Collaborate to view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Blackboard Collaborate please click here.

Looking forward to meeting you online!
Have questions about Being a Writer: Conferring Webinar? Contact Developmental Studies Center


Monday, December 12, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PST)

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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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