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NCTCA 2021 Pre-recorded Video Library  Password will be provided here on February 4th.
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February.

2021 Partners in Education Virtual Luncheon - Shelley Moore
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Thursday February 4th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am - Virtual Reception
11:30am-12:30am - Shelley Moore

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Friday, February 5 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Geometry, Philosophy, and Craft; or, Re-energizing the Teaching of Writing Skills

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One of the most important skills that every student needs is the ability to communicate in writing, whether that means building an elegant paragraph, a well-argued essay, or a successful business plan. Yet teaching writing skills is an ongoing challenge for junior- and senior-high teachers as well as an ongoing frustration for many (if not the majority of) students. And yet it doesn't have to be. Showcasing a number of strategies developed over two decades of teaching first-year university students and business leaders how to write effectively and with confidence, I use this workshop to show you how to take the traditional introduction-body-conclusion model and re-energize it through a much more accessible (and visual) emphasis on the geometry of writing, the philosophy of information sharing, and the craft that sets really effective writing from the merely average. More importantly, I show you how these strategies are easily scalable, giving students the confidence to move from a single paragraph to a 2-page assignment to a 10-page essay with as little stress and as much success as possible. Finally I show you how this model simplifies assessment and allows for constructive input to be generated more readily and with more impact.

Speakers
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Klay Dyer

President, Dyer Educational & Research Consultants
With dozens of published articles to his name, Klay Dyer spent over two decades teaching students how to write essays that are clear, concise, complete, and compelling. Frustrated with the limitations of the traditional introduction-body-conclusion model (as well as the persistent... Read More →


Friday February 5, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm MST
Virtual Room 22 (LA)
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