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2015 Write for Texas Summer Institute

Welcome to the Write for Texas Summer Institute, one and a half days of professional learning for educators. The keynote address on the first day of the Summer Institute featured Victoria Young, director of reading, writing, and social studies assessments for the Texas Education Agency. The second day of the event included interactive sessions focused on improving writing instruction for secondary students. Sessions supporting participants' various roles and interests were led by education service center specialists, National Writing Project teacher consultants, and district representatives, and integrated the Write for Texas Guiding Principles for Effective Writing Instruction and online materials.

Monday, June 22 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Registration and Materials Pick-Up Registration Desk
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Victoria Young, Keynote Address Grand Ballroom
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Write For Texas and Institute Overview Grand Ballroom
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Team Time Grand Ballroom
  Visual Display Presentations The Arbor

Tuesday, June 23

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration Registration Desk
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Breakout Session 1 Click here to view session schedule
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (on Your Own)  
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2 Click here to view session schedule
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break  
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 3 Click here to view session schedule
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break  
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Team Time Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, June 24 (State Writing Coaches’ Meeting)

8:30 a.m - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Announcements Grand Ballroom
8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Program Model Presentations and Year 2 Planning Grand Ballroom