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Author Appearances

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Upcoming Appearances

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Come see us at the following spring and summer conferences!

March, 2014

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 9:30-10:00am, Marriott Downtown, Michigan Room, First Floor The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Indianapolis, IN

Friday, March 28th, 2014 from 10:30am- 11:00am, Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach in Session A, Oxford Room. The SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL81) in Myrtle Beach, SC.

April, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Convention Center, 200 Level, 204CThe American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Followed by a book signing from 12:30-1pm in at the Teachers College Press Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

July, 2014

Thursday, July 10,  8:30-10:00am, We Do Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Pre-Convention Professional Development Network Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

October 2014

Workshop at NWAV43 in Chicago, IL.

February 2015

Friday, February, 27, 12-5pm Ann will present at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Humanities Research Center Launch Symposium: Engaging the Vernacular: Histories, Prospects, Challenges.

July 2015

Workshop at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) institute in Chicago, IL.

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Previous Appearances

October, 2013 

- The New Ways of Analyzing Variation 42 conference in Pittsburgh, PA: Christine and Anne gave a talk, “Promoting linguistic awareness among secondary English educators,” as part of the panel, “What educators need to know about youth language and identities,” on October 19 from 8:30-10:30 am.

- The Virginia Association of Teachers of English conference in Williamsburg, VA

November, 2013

- The National Council of Teachers of English conference in Boston, MA: Anne will be available to sign copies of We Do Language on Saturday, November 23, from 12:30-1:00pm.

Thursday, August 29, 2013, Anne led a SURN English Educator Workshop at the William & Mary School of Education

Sunday, August 11, 2013, Christine was a discussant for the Language and Culture Roundtable at the American Sociological Association in New York, NY.

Monday, August 5, 2013, Anne led a SURN English Educator Workshop at the William & Mary School of Education

Friday, August 2, 2013, Anne and Christine led a National Science Foundation funded workshop on language, culture, and STEM for K-12 educators at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland.

Friday, July 26, 2013, Anne and Christine led a National Science Foundation funded workshop on language, culture, and STEM for K-12 educators at the William & Mary School of Education.

Thursday, July 18, 2013, Cheryl Dickter, Christine, and Anne presented about solo status, stereotype threat, and language & culture in the classroom at the workshop “Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges” at the College of William & Mary.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Anne gave a Forum Lecture at the Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute at the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor. Watch the lecture here!

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Tuesday, June 24-Wednesday June 25, 2013, Anne spoke at the University of Illinois-Chicago Summer Bilingual Institute.  Below is a clip from Anne’s talk, on why teacher intonation impacts language learning. View other clips from this institute here.

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Friday, June 21, 2013, Anne led a SURN English Educator Workshop at the William & Mary School of Education

Thursday, June 13, 2013, Anne led a SURN English Educator Workshop at the William & Mary School of Education

Thursday, May 30, 2013, Anne led a SURN English Educators Workshop at the College of William & Mary, with guest speaker Dwayne Betts

Saturday, May 18, 2013, Anne and Christine led a National Science Foundation funded workshop on language, culture, and STEM for K-12 educators at the William & Mary School of Education

Saturday, May 11, 2013, Anne gave the faculty candlelight address at the William and Mary Commencement. The text from her address is posted here.

Monday, May 6, 2013, Christine gave a three-hour workshop on “Judicial Fact Finding and Decision Making: The Role of Language and Language Variation” to county, circuit, trial court, and appellate judges in Orlando, Florida, at the 2013 Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.

Saturday, April 6, 2013, Christine gave the plenary address, “‘Language Variation in the Classroom': A Model for Promoting Linguistic Awareness through Collaborative Research, Teaching, and Community and Educational Engagement,” at the the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics 80 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Saturday, February 16, 2013,  Christine and Anne facilitated the “Language Variation in the Classroom” workshop for Baltimore Public Schools and the Middle Grades Partnership.

Saturday, January 26, 2013, at American University, Christine and Anne gave a workshop on “Meeting Educational Challenges of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students through Professional Development, Student Community Engagement, and Research.”

Saturday, January 5, 2013, Anne co-led a panel that debuted Teaching Linguistics, a new series of articles on linguistic pedagogy in the journal Language, at the Linguistic Society of America conference in Boston.

November 18, 2012, Christine was a discussant for the panel session, “Speaking Southern American English: Locality, Multiplicity, and Temporality,” at the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco, California.

November 16, 2012, Anne presented the paper, “Navigating Linguistic and Cultural Bias on Commonly Used Reading Assessments” on the Linguistic Society of America-National Council of Teachers of English panel at the 2012 NCTE Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 15, 2012, Anne presented a workshop entitled “Easing the Burden of Communication for Speakers of English Varieties at the 2012 American Speech and Hearing Association Convention (ASHA) in Atlanta, GA.

October 17, 2012, Anne presented a poster with Cheryl Dickter and Sharon Zuber at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Diversity and Learning Conference in Baltimore, MD.

August 2-3, 2012, Anne participated in the Virginia Capstone English Academy at James Madison University.

August 1, 2012, Anne facilitated “Language and Culture” Workshops for Guilford, North Carolina County Schools.

July 15-27, 2012, Anne participated in Camp Launch in conjunction with the William and Mary School of Education.

June 25, 2012, Anne gave the luncheon address and facilitated a workshop on “Planning for Language Variation” to the Visible Teaching, Assessment, Learning and Leading (VTALL) group at the William and Mary School of Education.

June 18- 21, 2012   Anne facilitated “Language Variation in the Classroom” workshops for Baltimore Public Schools and the Middle Grades Partnership.

April 21, 2012, Anne participated in a mini-conference organized by the Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program at the Florida State University and Florida Center for Reading Research.

April 19, 2012, Anne, with Beth Casey,  presented a workshop entitled “Valuing African American Language and Culture in the Middle School Years” at the National Partnership for Educational Access Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

April 14, 2012, Anne presented a mock faculty lecture at William and Mary Admitted Students Day.

March 29, 2012, Anne & Christine presented a paper entitled “English Language Variation in the College English Classroom” at the College English Association Annual Conference in Richmond, VA.

March 26, 2012, Anne & Christine presented a workshop entitled “Advocating for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching” at the ASCD Conference at the Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

March 16, 2012, Anne presented a workshop entitled “English Language Variation in Virginia: Insights for SLPs & Audiologists” at the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia Annual Conference in Vienna, VA.

March 8, 2012, Anne presented a talk entitled “We Must Go Home Again: English Language Variation & Education Policy in the U.S. South” at the Stanford University School of Education in Palo Alto, CA.

February 29, 2012, Anne presented at the SURN Power Tools for literacy workshop at the William and Mary School of Education.

December 2, 2011, Anne & Christine presented a workshop entitled “Valuing African-American Language and Culture in The Middle School Years” at the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference at the Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

November 18, 2011, Anne & Christine presented on a panel entitled “Using Educator Insight to Design Linguistically Responsive Teaching” at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference in the  Palmer House/Salon 1, Third Floor, Chicago, IL

October 29, 2011, Anne & Christine presented  on a panel with Mary Bucholtz and Julie Sweetland entitled “Sociolinguistics in the Schools: The Next Forty Years of Service in Return ” at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 40 Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

October 15, 2011, Anne was the keynote speaker at the 25th Southeast TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)  conference at the Omni Hotel in Richmond, VA. The conference theme is: “Celebrating Culture and Heritage through Language Teaching,” and Anne will speak on the conference theme.

July 10-13, 2011, Anne and Christine gave three presentations and did a book signing at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) 2011 TEACH  Conference in Washington, D.C. Our workshop title is: “Using Knowledge about Language Variation to Support Multicultural Literature Instruction: Models from African American and Southern English.” Our mini plenary title is: “Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools. Click here to see an official AFT picture of us setting up our book exhibit!

May 11, 2011   Anne and Christine presented at the International Reading Association Conference (IRA) with a book signing that followed from 1-2pm.  We present aed workshop entitled, “Using Knowledge About Language Variation To Support Multicultural Literature Instruction: Models From African American and Southern English” at the Orlando Convention Center West Building, W209C.

April 11, 2011  Anne and Christine presented at the American Education Research Association Conference (AERA). Their paper was entitled, “Language, Education, and Social Equality: Educator Partnerships That Serve Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students.”

April 10, 2011  Anne and Christine signed books at the Teachers College Press booth at the American Education Research Association Conference (AERA).  Click here to watch a video of us talking about our book that was filmed during AERA!

April 8, 2011  Anne participated in a round table at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges Conference in New Orleans, LA. Her talk was entitled, “Speaking a Different Language:  The Role of English Language Variation on Teaching and Learning.”

March 10, 2011  Anne & Christine signed books in the UMBC Fireside Lounge on the third floor of the Commons.

December 9, 2010  Anne & Christine launched and signed the book at William & Mary. We launched and celebrated the book and all who helped us get it to print — it was a great event!  To see some photos from the event, visit our book Facebook page.

November 21, 2010  Anne hosted a meet the author session at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, held in Orlando, Florida. Click here for more information.

November 6, 2010  Christine gave a plenary address at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 39 conference in San Antonio, TX, entitled, “Borrowing and Lending:  Contributions to the Study of Language and Social Stratification across Sociolinguistics, Sociology, and Education.” Click here for more information.

November 3-6, 2010, Anne and her students attended the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference to present a workshop about community engagement and linguistics and to host a book launch party. Click here for more information.

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