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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, October 8, 2015— High school teacher, literary coach, and noted author Penny Kittle will be the keynote speaker October 12 during the 2015 AUHSD Professional Learning Day.

Ms. Kittle will be speaking before all 1,300 teachers in the District on “The Writing Journey.” The author of numerous books including “Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing,” Ms. Kittle was named 2015 Exemplary Leader for the National Council of Teachers of English.

“We are thrilled that the internationally known Ms. Kittle is able to share her expertise at this in-house conference, which is being led by our own teachers,” said Superintendent Michael Matsuda. “We are very excited to share some of our best practices of literacy across the content areas in our 7-12 writing journey.”

At the daylong conference at Anaheim High School, a sampling of the workshops being offered by teachers, for teachers, include:

* Using Google and Haiku for writing in and out of the classroom
* The Writing Journey through multiple learning modalities
* The nuts and bolts of science disciplinary literacy
* Writing research-based narrative and providing student choice

WHO: Penny Kittle, keynote speaker, plus all 1,300 teachers in the AUHSD

WHAT: Participate in a conference called “The Writing Journey,” led by AUHSD lead teachers who share best practices for writing across the curriculum, a particular focus in AUHSD.

WHERE: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Anaheim High School, 811 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, 92805

CONTACT: Pat Karlak 714-999-5662

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