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K-5 Assessing Writing Webinar

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Participants will delve into the wealth of knowledge they can gain through assessing student writing and examine how this information can be effectively used to guide further instruction.

Session 2 Professional Learning Guide
Session 2  PowerPoint

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Dr. Roberta Gardner

Roberta Price Gardner is a clinical assistant professor of literacy education in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University. She teaches courses in reading and writing methods.  She enjoys engaging teachers and students in literature-based reading and writing explorations that connect them to the power and possibilities of reading and writing. Her literature based research focuses on high-needs communities of color, identity, and critical perspectives on children’s and young adult literature. She is a Red Clay Writing Project Fellow, and the founder of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition in Atlanta, which provides the opportunity for children in Atlanta Public Schools to write stories and experience the art and craft of bookmaking.

Ms. Julie Owens

Julie Owens is a clinical faculty member and doctoral student in the Educational Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders Department at Georgia State University. Her areas of research interest include writing, self-perception of adolescent girls, and academic performance of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. She spent seven years in urban classrooms serving as both a classroom teacher and an exceptional educator. While her administrators cite her students’ growth in writing performance - from 64% her first year teaching 5th grade to 93% her final year in the position - as one of her greatest achievements in the classroom, her pride resides in the fact that students left her room in love with writing. She is the mother of two-year-old Edith, a spitfire, and the loyal companion of Dameon for the past six years.

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