Presentations

Selective Conference Presentations:

Place Presenters Title
National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, Illinois. (November 17, 2011). Valerie Bang-Jensen “How to read a garden: A framework for school garden-literacy connections based on visual elements of non-fiction, interpretive signage, and gardens as text”
National Science Teachers Association Conference, San Francisco, CA (March 10, 2011). Valerie Bang-Jensen, Mark Lubkowitz, Courtney Smith,’12, and Sara Williams, ’12 "Digging Into Books: Integrating and creating school science and literacy programs." 
National Council of Teachers of English Conference, Philadelphia, PA (November 20, 2009). Valerie Bang-Jensen “Having Their Say: The impact of book choice on reader identity.” 
New England Reading Association, Nashua, NH (October 22, 2004).
    Valerie Bang-Jensen “Making Choices about Nonfiction in the Classroom: What Matters?” 
    New England Reading Association, Nashua, New Hampshire (October 23, 2003)
      Valerie Bang-Jensen  “What’s It All About?  Choosing Nonfiction to use with Elementary Students,”
      New England Reading Association, Newport, Rhode Island (November 11, 2002).
        Valerie Bang-Jensen “Teaching Reading and Thinking with Text Sets in the Elementary Classroom,”
        National Council of Teachers of English, Pittsburgh, November, 1993. Valerie Bang-Jensen "Hands-On and First-Hand Experiences:  Defining Them In the Context of Reading and Language Arts."

        Invited Presentations

        Place Presenters Title
        Burlington City School District, Burlington, VT. March 24, 2011. Valerie Bang-Jensen, Mark Lubkowitz, Courtney Smith,’12, and Sara Williams, ’12. "Digging Into Books: Integrating and creating school science and literacy programs."
        Vermont State Kindergarten Conference, University of Vermont (April 4, 2009).   Valerie Bang-Jensen, Mark Lubkowitz. “Books in Bloom: An interdisciplinary approach to literature and gardening.”
        Symposium on Nonfiction,  Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  (July 25, 2004).
          Valerie Bang-Jensen “First-Hand and Hands-On: Definitions and Implications for the Field of Nonfiction.”
          Colchester Public Schools, Colchester, VT (November, 2002).
            Valerie Bang-Jensen “Defining and Creating a Literacy  Block for the Primary Grades.” 
            Children's Literature across the Curriculum Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, October, 1992. Valerie Bang-Jensen "First-Hand and Hands-On Experiences in Theme Studies."
            Hudson River Museum, March, 1998.
              Valerie Bang-Jensen “Rubric Design and the NY State Integrated Language Arts Curriculum,”
              Hudson River Museum, January, 1997. Valerie Bang-Jensen “Designing Rubrics for use in the Arts,”
              Curriculum & Teaching Colloquium Committee, Teachers College, Columbia University, March, 1994.
                Valerie Bang-Jensen "Hands-On and First-Hand: What's the Difference?"
                Teachers College Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University, May, 1993.
                Valerie Bang-Jensen "Rethinking What Hands-On Learning Is Really All About: An Opportunity For Thoughtful Conversation."
                Teachers College Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University, May, 1993.
                  Valerie Bang-Jensen "Developing the Resources to Respond to the Cultural Diversity In Our Classrooms."
                  Third Biennial Caswell Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, April, 1993.
                    Valerie Bang-Jensen "Microcultures:  Examining the Diversity Within Ourselves"

                     

                     

                       
                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     
                     
                     

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