The New Hampshire Literacy Institutes:Keynote Speakers
JULY 10, 2018
Tomasen M Carey is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of New Hampshire where she is the Field Coordinator of the Learning Through Teaching Program and Director of UNH Writers Academy for youth. She is the voice behind the blog, Conversation Education (conversationeducation.com) where she shares resources, questions the current state of education, and reflects on her work with teachers and students.
JULY 17, 2018
Tom Newkirk is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Hampshire where he founded and directed the summer Literacy Institutes and the Writers Academy. He is the author of numerous books and articles on literacy learning, including The Performance of Self in Student Writing, which won the NCTE David Russell Award. He most recently published, (embarrassment): And the Emotional Underlife of Teaching.
Penny Kittle is a high school English teacher and literacy coach in North Conway, NH. She has authored several books on literacy education, including Write Beside Them, which won the NCTE James Britton Award, and Book Love. She co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Don Graves’ writing, Children Want to Write that includes video footage from his original research.
Kelly Gallagher has been teaching high school for more than 30 years, currently in Anaheim, California. He is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and the author of Reading Reasons, Deeper Reading, Teaching Adolescent Writers, Readicide, and Write Like This. Kelly’s latest book is In the Best Interest of Students.
JULY 24, 2018
Katherine Bomer teaches in the Graduate program in the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught primary and intermediate grades. A frequent keynote speaker, she combines a teacher’s practical advice, a writer’s love of language, and a powerful plea for social justice. She is author of The Journey is Everything, Hidden Gems and accompanying DVD, “Starting with what Students Do Best”.
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