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Registration for Summer Youth Writing Camp Open

Registration for the SNWP Summer Youth Writing Camp is now open. The dates for this year's camp dates are back to June, from the 15th-26th.  There will again be two sites for grades 1-6, with locations at  Simmons Elementary and Paradise Elementary.  

This year, the secondary camp will only include grades 7-8, and that camp will be held at UNLV. 

Please visit the Youth Writing Camp page for details and registration information. 

There will not be a camp for writers in grades 9-12 this year. In lieu of a 9-12 camp, high school students who have participated in previous camps are invited to serve as mentors for the writers in grades 1-8. This is a volunteer position only. Please e-mail snwpyouthcamp@gmail.com for more information. 

 

 

 

Transforming the Teaching of Writing Course Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the Transforming the Teaching of Writing course that will be held In August. This 3-graduate-credit course  is a unique hands-on professional development opportunity for K-12 educators who teach English, reading, and writing. Each participant in this course will work one-on-one with an SNWP Teacher Consultant to plan and provide writing instruction to elementary and secondary students enrolled in the SNWP Summer Youth Writing Camp

Enrollment is limited, and applications are due April 25, 2015, so apply today!

For more information, including course description and application, visit the professional development page.

 

Gayle A. Zeiter Children's Literature Conference Coming Soon

The 4th annual Gayle A. Zeiter Children's Literature Conference will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 on the UNLV Campus at the Greenspun Auditorium. 

The annual Gayle A. Zeiter conference provides teachers, students and writers an opportunity to hear about how published writers and illustrators create their work, engage in conversation about how children's and young adult literature can be shared in diverse classrooms, and attend break out sessions that foster a love for literature.

This year's guest speakers include:

  • Frank Serefani, an award winning children’s author and illustrator and an Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at Arizona State University. Frank has recently been awarded the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association as the 2014 Distinguished Professor of Children's Literature. Some of his book include The Reading WorkshopReading Aloud and BeyondLessons in Comprehension, Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and Classroom Reading Assessments.
  • Peter Brown,  an author and illustrator of children’s books. His titles include New York Times bestsellers likeThe Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Peter’s illustrations for Creepy Carrots!, written by Aaron Reynolds, earned him a 2013 Caldecott Honor.
  • Nikki Grimes, poet, author, and the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings

The cost for this one-day conference is $15 for UNLV students and $25 for other attendees. For more information and registration, visit the UNLV College of Education's page for this special event.  

 

 

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