K-12 Literacy Conference

S2020Session 3: Cultivating a Variety of Literary Lineages for our Students (6-12)

Mark Overmeyer & Julia Torres

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Today’s Gathering has pre-recorded sessions (to allow greater flexibility for presenters and tech hosts during the pandemic). 
This means:
  • Sessions will post each hour. Refresh the page if you do not see the video. 
  • Keep your eye on the time! You will see the session from the start, not live in progress… don’t miss the next one!
  • Tweet with #TheEdCollabGathering. Presenters looking forward to connecting!

[su_row]Mark Overmeyer is an associate of The Educator Collaborative network. 

Mark, a native Coloradoan, received his education at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado College, and the University of Colorado at Denver. Mark worked for more than 20 years in Cherry Creek Schools near Denver, Colorado as a classroom teacher in grades 2-6, a special education and Title I teacher, and a literacy coordinator. He is the author of Stenhouse titles When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working, What Student Writing Teaches Us, and Let’s Talk. He currently consults in schools and districts across the US and internationally on a variety of topics, including reading and writing workshops and developing teacher leaders. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkOvermeyer. [/su_row]

[su_row]Julia E. Torres is a member of The Educator Collaborative network & grades 6-12 TheEdCollab Book Ambassador.  Read her full bio here or request her for consulting or a speaking engagement. 

Julia is an expert in secondary writing and reading instruction, including accelerated reading and writing instruction for multilingual students and those learning in urban environments.  Currently, Julia is a teacher librarian for five schools on the Montbello Campus within the Far Northeast region of Denver Public schools. Across over a decade in education, Julia has taught in small, medium, and large districts, across the Western United States. Her high school teaching career has included teaching freshman English up through advanced courses including World Literature and AP English Literacy and Composition. In 2014, Julia began teaching in the largest (and only urban district in Colorado)—Denver Public Schools. As a teacher at Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello, Julia taught Concurrent Enrollment English classes partnering with Aurora Community College. Julia has also taught Creative Writing and African-American Literature through University of Colorado Denver’s Upward Bound pre-collegiate summer academic institute.  You can follow her on Twitter @juliaerin80. [/su_row]

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