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A Character!
All I Wanna Do... Creative Writing
Battle Cry of Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights
Beyond pi
Breadboard Constructs: Electronics
Civics Education
Civil Rights: Self Evident or a Dream?
Decisions! Decisions! Math Makes 'Em
Diversity: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack
DNA / Immunology - ELISA
DNA Goes Bananas!
DNA Profiling in the Courtroom
DNA Protein Gel Electrophoresis
DNA Teacher Training
En France!
Engineer It! Architecture & Design
Engineering
Engineering Electronics: Components of Circuitry
Ethics: the Law and Science
Fantasy in Fiction
Fantasy in Flight
Fiesta
First Amendment and the Press
Freedom of the Press: Read All About It!
Frightening Fiction
From the Outside Looking In: Exploring Family, Community and Culture
Genetic Transformations
Geometrics Unlimited: Theorems Fit Physical Realities
Gravity Cruiser
Historic Model United Nations
History You Can Touch
How to Write the Story of Your Life
Illustrating Nature
Innovation in Business
Interactive Mathematics
Intro to Biotechnology
Logic Takes the Cake
Looking Closely, Finding Meaning: The Observational Essay
Madness, Magic and More
Magic Formula for Fabulous Fiction
Marketing: Launch a Software Product
Math and Engineering Teacher Training
Math: 6/7
Math: Outcomes
Math: Owls and More
Math: Problems Solved!
Mathematical Icons: Probability, Percentages, and Perceptions
Mathematics of Literature
Movies I: Write for the Screen
Movies II: Getting it on Film
Next Generation Journalism Symposium
Physics of Flight
Pi in the Sky
Poetry in Balance
Recipe for a Classic Poetry Slam
Science, Ethics and the Law
Scientific Method
Set the Scene!
Spoken Word - Poetry Revisited
Sudden Theatre
Tracking Change
Transformations: Turning Life into Fiction
Underground Railroad
Using your Voice in your Community or School
What's on your Coat of Arms?
World in a Grain of Sand: A Poetry Games Program
Writers' Retreat for Teachers
Writing for Publication
Writing History (Civil War)
Writing Shakespeare
Writing to be Heard
Young Mathematicians Day
Young Scientists Day
Young Writers Day
 
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Young Writers Day
Grade: 5

Each participating student will be a writer for a day of interactive, thematic, real-world writing situations to "hook" the imagination and/or memories of the young to the wonder and power of the written word. Theme for May 2010 is "Dispatches From the Front": Writing from and through the Civil War.

Upcoming: Rensselaerville, NY   
 
Mentors

Diane Gallo

Diane is an award-winning writer, editor and poet. A master teaching artist and co-founder of the Association of Teaching Artists, Diane works extensively with schools and cultural institutions throughout New York. Diane was named one of America's 250 most gifted community artists by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation's Creating for the Millennium - Artists

Diane's workshops are endowed by the Whiteside-Ehlert Memorial Writing Series

Kim and Reggie Harris

Kim & Reggie, nationally known musicians, historians and activists, have been featured at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian. They present more than 250 concerts and workshops annually.

Linda Miller

Linda has been a teacher of literature, creative writing, and English as a Second Language to students K - college for more than 25 years in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, upstate New York, and Connecticut.  She's™ been a recipient of NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) fellowships and has served on an advisory panel for the NEH. In addition, she has presented papers on the teaching of writing at state and national conferences; spent many years as an Institute facilitator and teacher-fellow for the Connecticut Writing Project; served as Writing Coordinator K-12 for the Pelham Public Schools in Westchester County, NY and authored the K-12 Writing Curriculum for the Pelham Schools. In addition, her essays have appeared in The New York Times, and her poems have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. She had a chapbook of her poetry published by Finishing Line Press, Something Worth Diving For, in 2012. 

Linda's workshops are endowed by the
Whiteside-Ehlert Memorial Writing Series

Penny Perkins

Penny is a writer and filmmaker. She makes a living as a communications professional in the software industry. She is the author of the science fiction novel Bob Bridges: An Apocalyptic Fable and several feature-length screenplays.

Penny's workshops are endowed by the Whiteside-Ehlert Memorial Writing Series

For suggestions or questions please email Lborock@Rinstitute.org
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