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Conferring with Student Writers

Monday, October 19, 2009
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn at Columbus Airport
4265 Sawyer Road
Columbus, OH

In this workshop, Carl Anderson, author of How's It Going?, Assessing Writers, and Strategic Writing Conferences, will show participants how to improve their one-to-one conferences with student writers. He'll also discuss how to link ongoing writing assessment and conferences.

This workshop is for faculty who teach writing in Grades K-8.

Carl Anderson is a literacy consultant who works with elementary and secondary schools across U.S. and Canada. He is the author of Assessing Writersand How's It Going?: A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers. Carl worked for eight years at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, where he was lead staff developer. He also was an elementary and middle school teacher in New York, Kentucky and Illinois.

This workshop will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn at Columbus Airport, 4265 Sawyer Road, Columbus, OH, 43219

If you are flying into the Columbus Airport, there is no need to rent a car. The Hilton Garden Inn provides a free shuttle service between the airport and hotel. To get the shuttle from the airport, pick up your baggage in the baggage claim area then exit the doors in baggage claim. Cross the drive to the sign for hotel shuttles. Use the hotel phones there to notify the hotel of your arrival.

If you are driving, the Hilton Garden Inn has free (and ample) parking.

The Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport is within the Port Columbus Airport complex main road leading to the terminal. From I 270 go to I 670 and follow signs to the Port Columbus terminal. Hotel is on the left at Sawyer Rd. 1/4 miles from the terminal. The hotel website has an interactive driving directions finder. Note: there is some construction but new signs are put up as traffic patterns are changed.

Hotel Reservations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hilton Garden Inn for $119/night plus tax. To make your hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly at 1-614-231-2869 and use the group code "ISACS" or "OAIS" to receive the discounted rate. This rate is available until September 27, 2009.

Registration Fee
  • $185 Member Fee
  • $225 Non Member Fee
  • 10% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Workshop includes lunch
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $185     Non-member Cost: $225


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