Barry Lane to conduct workshop on Common Core

The Maine Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will bring author Barry Lane to Maine to conduct an educator workshop, “Expository Writing: Common Core Rigor Turned to Vigor,” Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

At the event, Lane will demonstrate how teachers can excel at teaching the Common Core State Standards while liberating students’ personal voices and imaginations. Educators will learn to create kid-tested, classroom-proven strategies that raise test scores; understand simple craft techniques to improve expository writing; and teach essay structure without mindless formulas.

The deadline to register is October 5. Registration fees are $125 for Maine ASCD members and $150 for non-members.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston; lunch will be provided.