Conference Presentations

Creating Space and Playing with Genre:  Crafting Our Stories as Teacher-Writers. Iowa Council of Teachers of English Conference – October 2017.

Teacher Education Beyond the Classroom:  Partnering with National Parks and Art Museums. New York State Association of Teacher Educators/New York Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NYSATE-NYACTE) Conference – October 2017.

Fostering teacher leadership and advocacy through university-school partnerships:  An examination of the National Writing Project model. NYSATE NYACTE – October 2017.

Up-cycling edTPA: Preparing Candidates to Advocate for Their Practice through Rhetorical Argumentation. NYSATE NYACTE – October 2016.

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Up-cycling Teacher Performance Assessments: Preparing Candidates to Advocate for Their Practice through Rhetorical Argumentation. National Council of Teachers of English – November 2016.

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Refereed International Conference Presentations

Dawson, C. (2015, July).  Writing Their Way into Teaching: Reframing high-stakes teacher performance assessments as arguments for competency.  Paper presented at the International Federation of Teaching of English conference and Conference on English Education bi-annual meeting.  New York, NY.

Dawson, C. (October 2014).  Writing to intervene beyond the classroom:  Teacher-writers’ participation in an online writing group.  Paper presented at 2014 Thomas R. Watson Conference.  Louisville, KY.

Dawson, C. (2011, February).  Teachers’ collaborative writing as inventing:  First-year teachers’ online writing group.   Paper presented at the Writing Research across Borders II Conference.  Washington, D.C.

Dawson, C. (2008, February).  Identifying as a writer:  The relationship between one writer’s identifying processes and writing decisions.  Paper presented at the Writing Research Across Borders Conference.  Santa Barbara, CA.

Refereed National Conference Presentations

Dawson, C. (2017, November). Joining the conversation: Teachers and students claim voice through rhetorical argumentation. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  St. Louis, MO.

Dawson, C. (2017, November). Taking action as teacher-writers. Chair of annual teacher-writer roundtable session. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  St. Louis, MO.

Dawson, C., & Case, A.F. (2016, November).  Argumentation as advocacy:  Preparing teachers to strategically argue for their practice and students.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Atlanta, GA.

Whitney, A., Dawson, C., Hicks, T., Fredricksen, J., & Zuidema, L. (2016, November).  Teacher-writers:  Practices and possibilities.  Collaboratively organized and chaired session with 24 roundtables of over 50 teacher-writers from across country.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Atlanta, GA.

Dawson, C. (2016, April).  Composing poetry and a writer’s identity:  Positive social updrafts in a community of writers. In Smagorinsky, P. (Chair) Creating positive social updrafts through play and performance.  Featured presentation during the Cultural-Historical Research SIG at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Washington, D.C.

Dawson, C., & Case, A.F. (2015, November).  “I am an effective teacher”:  Preparing teacher candidates to craft convincing arguments for competency on high-stakes teacher performance assessments.  Paper selected in the Research Strand of the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Minneapolis, MN.  

Whitney, A.E., Hicks, T., Fredricksen, J., Zuidema, L., & Dawson, C. (2015, November).  Teacher-writer roundtables.  Co-chairing session with multiple roundtables of teacher-writers across contexts.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Minneapolis, MN.  

Dawson, C., Ponzio, C., Hanson, K. (2015, November).  Walking the talk:  How participation in a teacher writing group shapes professional talk.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Minneapolis, MN.  

Dawson, C., & Case, A.F. (2015, April).  Writing their way into teaching:  How high-stakes teacher performance assessments call for pre-service teachers to argue for competency.  Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Chicago, IL.

Dawson, C., Hanson, K., Ponzio, C., & VanRiper, J.  (2014, November).  Writing for fun and folly:  An online teacher writing group’s inquiry into humor writing.  Roundtable presentation at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Washington, D.C.

Dawson, C. (2014, April).  Exploring teachers’ workplace writing:  Expanding what counts as “teacher writing”.  Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Philadelphia, PA.  

Dawson, C. (2013, November).  “I just don’t know the right things to do”:  Teacher-writers creating texts to intervene.  Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Boston, MA.  

Dawson, C. (2012, November).  Co-writing readings of YA literature:  Online book discussion groups with pre-service teachers and high school students.   Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Las Vegas, NV.  

Dawson, C., Hanson, K., Robinson, N, & VanRiper, J. (2011, November).  Talk about writing!  Reflections from an online teacher writing group.  Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL.

Dawson, C. (2011, June).  Revising teaching practices:  Framing teaching practices as “texts” in writing workshops.  Paper presented at Conference on English Education.  New York, NY.

Dawson, C. (2010, November).  Revising teaching:  Considering teaching practices as ‘texts’ in writing workshops.  Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Orlando, FL.

Dawson, C. (2010, April).  Writing beyond survival:  New teachers ‘becoming’ teachers and writers in an online writing group.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO.

Dawson, C. (2010, March).  Invention of teacher writers:  Exploring beginning teachers’ talk and texts in an online writing group.  Paper presented at the Research Network Forum at the Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention.  Louisville, KY.  

Dawson, C., Hanson, K., Helsel, C., & Robinson, E. (2009, November).  Teachers writing together:  How participation in an online writing group shapes writing and teaching practices.  Paper presented at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Philadelphia, PA.

Dawson, C. (2009, April).  Identifying as a writer:  How one writer constructs and performs his writing identities.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.

Rosaen, C., Garner, G., & Dawson, C.   Bringing everyone to the table:  Adventures in redesigning an interdisciplinary elementary language arts major (A Teachers for a New Era Project).  (2009, April).  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA.

Dawson, C., Fredricksen, J., Schoon-Tanis, K., Sherry, M., & Van Duinen, D. (2007, November).  Snapshots:  Teacher educators examine the thinking of prospective teachers.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  New York, NY.

Dawson, C., Francis, J., Gritter, K., & Van Duinen, D. (2006, November).  Grammar dilemmas:  Understanding our purposes in language instruction.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.  Pittsburgh, PA.

Dawson, C., & DeBelli, J.  (2002, December).  Teachers growing together:  The evolution of a teacher cohort.  Workshop presented at the National Staff Development Council Annual Conference.  Boston, MA.

Refereed State Conference Presentations

Dawson, C., & Ertz, G. (2017, October). Visual thinking strategies:  Weaving art and literacy instruction to build student voice. Workshop presented at the New York State English Council’s Annual Conference.  Albany, NY.  

Dawson, C., Luongo, D., & Meyer, T. (2017, October). Teacher education beyond the classroom: Partnering with national parks and art museums. Paper presentation at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators and New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Fall Conference.  Saratoga Springs, NY.

Sawyer, M., Meyer, T., & Dawson, C. (2017, October). Fostering teacher leadership and advocacy through university-school partnerships: An examination of the National Writing Project model. Paper presentation at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators and New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Fall Conference.  Saratoga Springs, NY.

Dawson, C. (2017, April). Composing advocacy: Cultivating our strengths as teachers and writers. Empire State Writing Project Network Spring Conference.  New Paltz, NY.

Dawson, C. (2016, October). Upcycling the edTPA:  Preparing candidates to advocate for their practice through rhetorical argumentation. Paper presentation at the New York State Association of Teacher Educators and New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Fall Conference.  Saratoga Springs, NY.

Katwala, D., & Dawson, C. (2016, October). Writing to explore:  Low-stakes writing strategies to engage students and teachers.  Workshop presented at the New York State English Council’s Annual Conference.  Albany, NY.

Dawson, C., Forman-Pemberton, C., Gort, N. (2016, April). Developing reasoned arguments: Helping secondary students write from sources.  Workshop presented at the Empire State Writing Project Network Annual Meeting.  New Paltz, NY.

Dawson, C.  (2009, April).  Perspectives on grammar instruction:  Teaching grammar “in context” of literature and writing study.  Workshop presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference.  East Lansing, MI.

Dawson, C. (2007, April). Let’s talk about writing!  Helping students share their own writing and effectively respond to peer writing.  Workshop presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference.  East Lansing, MI.

Invited Lectures and Keynote Addresses

Dawson, C. (2017, October). Creating space and playing with genre:  Crafting our stories as teacher-writers. Invited keynote address:  Iowa Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference. Johnston, IA.

Dawson, C. (2017, October). Sharing our stories with others: Writing groups, online communities, and classrooms. Invited workshop: Iowa Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference. Johnston, IA.

Dawson, C. (2017). Being teacher-writers: Creating, growing, and connecting.  Invited keynote address: Empire State Writing Project Network Spring Conference, New Paltz, NY.

Dawson, C., & Ertz, G. (2016, November). Visual thinking strategies in the classroom:  Partnering with museums to weave art and writing.  National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Dawson, C. (2013).  Inventing teacher-writers:  Supporting teachers in developing personal and professional writing practices.  Invited lecture.  Siena College, Latham, NY.

Dawson, C. (2013).  Writing in and for English Education.  Invited lecture for doctoral seminar in English education.  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.   

Dawson, C. (2003).  Possible dreams:  Redefining success in our classrooms.  Keynote address delivered as New Jersey Middlesex County Teacher of the Year. Governor’s Teacher of the Year Luncheon.  Trenton, NJ.

Dawson, C. (2003).  Writing and teaching as creative processes:  Helping students and teachers develop voice and agency through writing and professional development.  Keynote speech delivered as Middlesex County Teacher of the Year at the Middlesex County Superintendent’s Roundtable.  Middlesex County, NJ.