with funding from
The Thistle Foundation
Keynote Speaker Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, PhD
Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire
Thursday, March 28, 2013 (8:30AM-4PM) and Friday, March 29, 2013 (8:30AM-2:30PM)
The Department of English at Old Dominion presents this conference each year as a way for writing instructors to collaborate on the most effective methods to teach students in the classroom and approach common instructional challenges or difficulties. This year's conference will focus on Student Writing, Multicultural and Multilingual Identities, and Strategies for Teaching Composition.
We strongly encourage master teachers at the secondary level as well as instructors for two and four-year institutions to submit proposals for panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and practical, strategy-oriented teaching sessions that will focus on composition topics relevant to middle, high school, and college-level instruction.
This year, for the first time, the conference will expand beyond ODU's main campus to include the VBHEC with both two-way streaming and break-away sessions.
Main Campus: 4901 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529 Registration. keynote address, and meals will occur in the Chesapeake/Portsmouth Rooms (2005/2006) and breakout sessions will occur in the River Rooms 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, and 1310. Driving directionsVB Higher Education Center: 1881 University Drive, Virginia Beach, VB 23453 Registration, keynote address, two-way streamed sessions, and meals will occur in rooms 158. Breakout sessions will occur in rooms 133 and 241. Driving directions
Regretfully, we have removed the Tri-Cities and Peninsula locations from the agenda due to lack of registration at those sites.