TAIR 2014

The 13th annual Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (TAIR) conference was held Saturday, September 20th at Guyer High School in Denton, Texas. The theme for this conference was Navigating Your Path as a Lifelong Literacy Leader. It was a fun day of learning for the 400+ attendees. Thanks to all of our NSTWP Teacher Consultants and others who made this day a success.

North Star of Texas Writing Project created a new award this year to be given out annually at the TAIR conference. This award is to be given to someone who has shown leadership and has supported NSTWP over the years. This award was dedicated to Dr. Leslie Patterson, one of the original founders of NSTWP, who has worked tirelessly over the years to support this site, support the Teacher Consultants, and help influence the direction of the site and of writing instruction in the north Texas area.

Dr. Patterson learns this award has been named in her honor

Dr. Patterson learns this award has been named in her honor

Dr. Patterson accepts

Dr. Patterson accepts

The TAIR conference included an Ignite session, a breakout session with over 20 session choices, and a keynote address by our own Dr. Joan Scott Curtis, author of The Number Fairy and Just Keep Breathing. Here’s a re-cap of the conference.