Middle Grades


Toying with Electricity: Building New Worlds through Writing

Friday, November 10
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: 207 BC

Gifted storytellers sync their audience’s brains. Learn how to build the motivation and advanced technical proficiency of the writers in your classroom through a talent development approach that nurtures middle grade students' identities as writers. Develop challenging, innovative, and authentic tasks that move beyond interesting topics to make writing interesting through sophisticated sentence- and paragraph-composing techniques and writing workshop models. Employ neuroscience, metacognition, and feedback in your teaching to develop your students’ writing, thinking, and creativity while attending to middle grade gifted writers' unique socioemotional needs.

Robin Hawley-Brillante

Resource Teacher
Office of Advanced Academics, Baltimore County Public Schools

Robin is the secondary resource teacher for Advanced Academics in Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland. In addition to her work with curriculum and teachers of advanced students within BCPS, Robin provides professional development for teachers across Maryland at statewide conferences, district-based professional development, and webinars. Robin also is as an adjunct professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Robin served on panels at NAGC's conferences in 2014 and 2015, and presented a session in 2015. Find Robin on Twitter @rbrillante.


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