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Friday, November 9
 

9:00am

10:15am

Directors and Administrators Only: Middle School Director Roundtable 470Renee Brown (Peters Township Middle School, PA) • Susan Frenck (Irving Middle School, VA) Directors and Administrators Only: New(er) Director Roundtable 468Tom Brandt (Berkeley Prep, FL) • Stephanie Passino (Hayfield SS, VA) Conquering Fear of Failure in the Peer Tutoring Center 475Alyssa Connor (Albemarle High School, VA) Getting to Know Growth Mindset: A Better Approach to Learning 311Carsten Finholt (Skyline High School, MI) • Emma Rose Carpenter (Skyline High School, MI) • Isabella Preissle (Skyline High School, MI) How to Make Your Writers Uncomfortable (In a Good Way): A Case for Discomfort in the Writing Center 312Elsa Ray (Algonquin Regional High School, MA) • Emma Fellenbaum (Algonquin Regional High School, MA) • Paul Probst (Algonquin Regional High School, MA) Manifest Destiny 2.0: Beyond the Center 476Destiny Price (Hayfield Secondary School, VA) • Kathryn Shepherd (Hayfield Secondary School, VA) Paired Presentations: "All Aspects of English" and "Dealing with the Dragged" 307Aiyah Adam (Edison High School, VA) • Katherine Weiss (Herndon High School, VA) • Lily Santangelo-Cody (Herndon High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "How to Have Your Tutee's Back by Implementing WAC!" and "Tutoring: The Heroic Cycle" 310Andrew Spira (Herndon High School, VA) • Shams Ennaboulssi (Edison High School, VA) • Woodie Tirfie (Edison High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "It's More Than English Class: Writing in STEM" and "It’s your Dutee to Install Confidence in your Tutee" 313Lauren Dubaniewicz (Peters Township High School, PA) • Natalie Glover (Peters Township High School, PA) • Kyle Keane (Peters Township High School, PA) • Lexi Nasse (Edison High School, VA) • Sara Alhassani (Edison High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Trial and Terror: Promoting Change in the Writing Center" and "Evolving into an All Subjects Tutoring Center" 308Anna Bustamante (West Springfield High School, VA) • Arleigh Stiff (West Springfield High School, VA) • Jessica Irving (Colonial Forge High School, VA) • Nicole Campos (Colonial Forge High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Trusted Tutors at Your Service: Establishing Credibility Across Curricula" and "The Writing Center Railroad: A Pathway to Success" 318Coby Chiu (Herndon High School, VA) • Nick Vierow (Herndon High School, VA) • Shruthi Muralidaran (Hayfield Secondary School, VA) • Tara Vasanth (Hayfield Secondary School, VA) Types of Tutees: Who and What to Expect 320Christian Calma (Dominion High School, VA) • Gina Wilson (Dominion High School, VA) • Mika Cutler (Dominion High School, VA) • Nicole Aviles (Dominion High School, VA) Workshopping in the Write Direction for College Essays 322Kacey Hillebrand (Herndon High School, VA) • Michelle Tran (Herndon High School, VA)

11:10am

Always in Beta: Growing our Centers with a Growth Mindset 468Jenny Goransson (West Springfield High School, VA) • Kate Hutton (Herndon High School, VA) Directors and Administrators Only: Writing Center Partnerships: "Radical Revision: Assessing Practice and Outcomes of a Longstanding Outreach Program" and "Developing a Culture of Mentorship: A Process for High... 470Danielle Marcantuono-Polstra (Berkeley Prep, FL) • Tom Brandt (Berkeley Prep, FL) • Dr. Helen Raica-Klotz (Saginaw Valley State University, MI) Conquering Fear of Failure in the Peer Tutoring Center 476Alyssa Connor (Albemarle High School, VA) Creativity Management: How to Influence a Tutee’s Thought Process 475Linus Zimmerman (Osbourn High School, VA) • Sierra Dickerson (Osbourn High School, VA) • Yamilet Rivera-Reyes (Osbourn High School, VA) Expanding the Writing Center Visibility and Usage 312Jessie Webb (Canton High School, CT) Organizing a Meeting with School Administration 308Allison Burbach (West Springfield High School, VA) • Margaret Neumeyer (West Springfield High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Bringing Students In: Ways to Advertise your Writing Center" and "Improving Outreach Through an Overlooked Resource" 313Julia Melton (Canton High School, CT) • Lucy Stover (Souhegan High School, NH) • Sloan Facques (Souhegan High School, NH) Paired Presentations: "Just Get Rid of It”: Understanding Struggling Writers and How to Approach Them as a Tutor" and "Building a Community of Writers: Exploring Academic Diversity in the Writing Center" 318Amit Klingner (Herndon High School, VA) • Navy Byun (Centreville High School, VA) • Piper Luczak (Herndon High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Racing for Recruitment" and "Improvement to Your Recruitment: the ABCs to Tutor Recruitment" 322Alannah Johnson (Edison High School, VA) • Gabby Paz (Edison High School, VA) • Jeffrey Etter (Edison High School, VA) • Maria Reyes (Edison High School, VA) Personalities Within the Writing Center and How to Tutor Them Effectively 310Giselle Pineda (Osbourn High School, VA) • Marwan Elkurdi (Osbourn High School, VA) Training New Writing Center Tutors to The Max! 320John Durham (Edison High School, VA) • Major Sellers (Edison High School, VA) Writing Lab: Plugged In 307Izzy Mihok (Peters Township High School, PA) • Landry Oliver (Peters Township High School, PA) • Sanah Handu (Peters Township High School, PA) Increasing Center Productivity through Community Growth and Involvement 311Catherine Arra (Etowah High School, GA) • Danielle Emefiele (Etowah High School, GA) • Eunice Davis (Etowah High School, GA) • Mollie Deane (Etowah High School, GA) • Rhod Many (Etowah High School, GA) • Taylor Glass (Etowah High School, GA)

11:55am

12:45pm

Directors and Administrators Only: "The Working Lives of New Writing Center Directors" Book Talk 468Trisha Callihan (Osbourn High School • VA) Keys for Success in Tutor Recruitment and Retention 470Hannah Baran (Albemarle High School, VA) Determine and Display Different Diversified Tutor Training Techniques 322D'avyon Roster (Osbourn High School, VA) • Kenya Tibbs (Osbourn High School, VA) How to Make Your Writers Uncomfortable (In a Good Way): A Case for Discomfort in the Writing Center 312Elsa Ray (Algonquin Regional High School, MA) • Emma Fellenbaum (Algonquin Regional High School, MA) • Paul Probst (Algonquin Regional High School, MA) Paired Presentations: "'Who Even Goes to the Writing Center?': A Study on Writing Center Attendance" and "Writing Centers in the Digital World—'The Skype'" 307Isabel Puthoff (Oak Ridge High School, TX) • Cat-Thy Dang (Stone Bridge High School, VA) • Charlotte Starego (Stone Bridge High School, VA) • Dario Tarifa (Herndon High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Beyond Senior Year - What's the Next Step for Seniors in the Writing Center?" and "How To Best Benefit Advanced Writers Through Tutoring" 318Brianna Latham (Hayfield Secondary School, VA) • Haley Meers (Herndon High School, VA) • Riya Hadvani (Herndon High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Champions: On and Off the Field" and "Re-Wi WiStem: The Progress Towards Women Empowerment in STEM Writing" 311Arianna Medina (Etowah High School, GA) • Emily Buck (Etowah High School, GA) • Kalyn Wiley (Etowah High School, GA) Paired Presentations: "Keep Calm and Mentor On" and "Power to the People: Empowering Tutors and Fostering Growth Within Your Writing Center" 475Lylon Sanchez Valido (Herndon High School, VA) • Gisselle Henriquez (Herndon High School, VA) • Hasiba Ahmadzai (Edison High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Making Our Presence Known: Reaching Out to Diverse Populations in the Writing Center" and "Hit the Mark with VARK: Using Learning Styles in Tutoring" 308Alaina Ruffin (Herndon High School, VA) • Madison Sellers (Edison High School, VA) • Melanie Brown (Edison High School, VA) • Michelle Chavez (Herndon High School, VA) • Skyler Dorsey (Herndon High School, VA) Planning Your Perfect Promotion: Trying New Advertising Strategies to Bring New Attention and Purpose to Writing Centers 320Christine Tan (Osbourn High School, VA) • Erica Campos (Osbourn High School, VA) Snapshot for Middle School Tutors: "It's a Fine Line: Is too Much Help Hurtful?," "Under Pressure: Working with Anxiety in the Writing Center," and "Our (Bonus) Point of View: How to Deal with Disinterested Stu... 310Celia Ruth (Peters Township Middle School, PA) • Maya Nagiub (Peters Township Middle School, PA) • Morgan Powell (Peters Township Middle School, PA) • Olivia McCullough (Peters Township Middle School, PA) • Sydney Levy (Peters Township Middle School, PA) Workshopping in the Write Direction for College Essays 313Kacey Hillebrand (Herndon High School, VA) • Michelle Tran (Herndon High School, VA) Writing Lab: Plugged In 476Izzy Mihok (Peters Township High School, PA) • Landry Oliver (Peters Township High School, PA) • Sanah Handu (Peters Township High School, PA)

1:45pm

"Writing the Game": Creating a WCenter Workshop on Team Notebooks & Athlete’s Journals for Your School’s Athletic Department 468Dr. Richard Kent (University of Maine, ME) Informal Planning Session for Directors and Administrators 470 Ground Level to Upper Level: The Tutoring Elevator 308Eman Jaradat (Annandale High School, VA) • Galilea Sejas-Machado (Annandale High School, VA) Old Ways Won't Open New Doors: Motivating the Unmotivated Tutor 311Abigail Koncurat (C. Milton Wright High School, MD) • Haley Slaughter (C. Milton Wright High School, MD) Organizing a Meeting with School Administration 476Allison Burbach (West Springfield High School, VA) • Margaret Neumeyer (West Springfield High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Are You Truly Committed to Your Writing Center?" and "It Takes Two to Tutor" 475Aashna Sawhney (Oakton High School, VA) • Adam Kurtz (Edison High School, VA) • Karmen Tran (Oakton High School, VA) • Monica Kim (Edison High School, VA) • Nikita Poudel (Oakton High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Using Small Scale Methods to Reach Over 4,000 Students" and "The Stigmatization Equation - Removing the Fear to Recieve Help" 318Alyssa Horrell (Oak Ridge High School, TX) • Valeria Boscan (Oak Ridge High School, TX) • Lawrence Zhu (Oakton High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Helping Hand: The Importance of Outreach to Economically-Disadvantaged Tutors & Students" and "Trust Me, It's Worth It" 307Dalia Abbas (Albemarle High School, VA) • Maggie Landis (Edison High School, VA) Paired Presentations: "Operate Your Writing Center Like a Business: Creating an Annual Report" and "What The Heck! Writing Centers and Tech" 322Dominic Fornatora (Stone Bridge High School, VA) • Ethan Barr (Herndon High School, VA) • Taylor Davis (Stone Bridge High School, VA) • Toufiq Emon (Herndon High School, VA) Paired Presentations: “Writing Center Curriculum: A Work in Progress” and "Trial and Terror: Promoting Change in the Writing Center" 313Jessica Irving (Colonial Forge High School, VA) • Nicole Campos (Colonial Forge High School, VA) • Olivia Napier (Hayfield Secondary School, VA) Thrive or Die: How to Successfully Build Your Writing Center 320Guinevere Barkett (Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, VA) • Shelby Mejia (Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, VA) Translanguaging: Tutoring Across Different Languages 312Mollie Coogan (Edison High School, VA) • Olivia Nelson (Edison High School, VA) • Sophie Myers (Edison High School, VA) Tutor Leader Roundtable 310Amit Klingner (Herndon HS, VA) • Paul Probst (Algonquin HS, MA)

2:40pm

 
Saturday, November 10
 

8:30am

9:15am

11:00am