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Annual Reunion/Renewal Day, October 1, 2008

In response to our site's concern about meeting the needs of diverse learners, this summer institute follow-up day (open to all interested teacher-consultants) focused on this theme: “Improving Student Writing: Closing the Achievement Gap.”  The morning featured presentations by three MWP teacher-consultants: “Creative Writing Greatest Hits” by Sherri Larson, “Writing Towards Justice” by Sean Fleming, and “Using Art and Design to Engage and Assess Alternative Students” by Jen Budenski. The afternoon included a talk by Julie Landsman, author of several books and articles related to race, poverty, and the achievement gap. Landsman spoke on “Making Student Voices the Center of the Classroom.”

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