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Advance Targeted Workshops

Click here to register for a 2014 Advance Targeted Workshop.


MASL is offering 3 Advance Targeted Workshops held prior to the start of conference on Sunday, April 13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  These workshops are longer than the typical Spring Conference workshop and allow attendees to become more fully immersed in a topic.

They're a great way to supercharge your conference experience!  Additionally, these are a great way for those unable to attend the conference due to weekday commitments to get high quality, meaningful, and personal professional development.  Two of the 2014 Advance Targeted Workshops are being led by MASL keynote speakers Kristin Fontichiaro and Penny Kittle.  Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to get personalized instruction from leaders in the education community.

Each workshop costs $50 and can be taken for 1 graduate credit hour through Lindenwood. (Please see Lindenwood's booth at the conference to procure credit hours.)

The 2014 Advance Targeted Workshop topics are:

Workshop I: Rigorous Learning with Emerging Technology (Kristin Fontichiaro)
The Web is a dizzying candy store of digital expression and creation. Free Web tools have the power to motivate and energize our students' learning. As we move our instructional practices into this fast-paced, digital playground that allows for unprecedented, multimodal information exchange, how do we move beyond novelty to keep those activities rigorous and thoughtful? How do we craft a common foundation with colleagues for what defines "good work"? I'll propose a model and vocabulary for discussing student work that can help educators and librarians promote rigorous instructional design in a high-tech environment.

Workshop II: How Writing Notebooks Anchor Workshop (Penny Kittle)
A notebook filled with quick writing and collecting can drive thinking in a writing workshop. We will quick write together and practice rereading techniques that help students find the heart of their work. We'll practice small steps in revision and how to use our raw thinking as a model for writers.  Come to sketch, write, and share.

Workshop III: Downtown St. Louis Walking Tour
Enjoy a narrated city tour to include the Arch, the re-enactment of the Dred Scott Case at the Old Courthouse with National Park Rangers moderating, a walk through the modern art sculpture park CityGarden, 
a popular local book store, Kiener Plaza, and ending at a place for the group to enjoy lunch on its own. (Attendees will purchase lunch on their own; please bring funds for this if you plan on participating in this tour.)


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