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Welcome to the 2018 WATG Conference!
Thursday, November 1 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Breakout 2D: Rise Up and Write: Supporting Youth Advocacy

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Rise Up & Write is a summer camp from the Greater Madison Writing Project for high school students who want to learn to use writing to create change. This session will discuss and share some of our tools we have found to be most effective for supporting youth writers in understanding complex topics, organizing their arguments, and writing to diverse audiences.

With tools and strategies that are transferable to the classroom, participants will be inspired to support young people in developing their voice and writing about issues that matter to them. They will leave:
  • Understanding the importance of creating spaces for youth advocacy writing  
  • Knowing about and able to use several tools and strategies for supporting youth advocacy writing in their schools and classrooms
NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 3: Curriculum and Instruction
3.3. Talent Development. Students with gifts and talents develop their abilities in their domain of talent and/or area of interest.
  • 3.3.1. Educators select, adapt, and use a repertoire of instructional strategies and materials that differentiate for students with gifts and talents and that respond to diversity.
3.4. Instructional Strategies. Students with gifts and talents become independent investigators.
  • 3.4.1. Educators use critical-thinking strategies to meet the needs of students with gifts and talents.

Speakers
avatar for Bryn Orum

Bryn Orum

Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin - Madison / Greater Madison Writing Project
I am an Outreach Specialist for the Greater Madison Writing Project at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I am interested in educational equity; supporting youth advocacy and activism; argument writing and civil discourse; and place-based, project-based, and democratic educat... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Wilderness 1

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