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Hofstra Network of Elementary Teachers


Past Events

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 13th Annual HNET Conference
Click here to view the Conference Schedule.

March 14, 2009 HNET Conference
Click here to view the Conference Schedule.

Next HNET Book Club Meeting

Thursday, May 1, 2008
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hagedorn Lobby - Couch Area

Books to be discussed:
Pictures of Hollis Woods
by Patricia Reilly Giff

Abandoned at birth, the twelve-year-old Hollis Woods has lived in about a half dozen homes. As she stays with an elderly artist who needs her, she reflects on her previous foster family, and the events that keep her from accepting them. Through her drawings, Hollis makes an emotional journey as she pursues her dream of finding a home where she belongs.

We look forward to all your responses, connections, and comments on these books.
Join us for another enjoyable HNET Book Club Meeting!

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March 8, 2008 HNET Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 8, 2008, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Multipurpose Room, Hofstra University Student Center

Conference Program

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration, Displays (Owl Books, The Read to Feed program), Continental Breakfast, Conversation
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Session and Keynote: Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren
“Are Constructivist Classrooms Unstructured?”
Iowa early childhood master teacher and author
The Music of Language: Using Lyrics & Poetry in a Primary Constructivist Classroom
Beth Van Meeteren
English Language Learners as a Resource in Our Classrooms
Alina Newman
Using Literacy to Teach Social Issues: The Read to Feed Program
Loren Weybright
Helping Young Writers Develop Voice
Kathy Cicerani
Meeting the Standards Through Content-Based Field Trips (1-3)
Susannah Weis
11:35 -11:50 am
Check out the Displays and Books
11:50pm- 12:45pm
Teaching Sophisticated, Engaging, Reflective Writing (4-6)
Lauren Brown
Creating a Clarified and Organized Environment in an Inclusion or Any Primary Classroom
Therese Goetz
21-Up in America: The 3rd in the documentary series that recorded the same subjects at ages 7 and 14 and now revisits them at age 21
Linda Davey
The Basics for Teaching the 2008 Elections
Jonie Kipling
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Lauren Haggerty-Healey
12:45-1:00 pm
Check out the Displays and Books
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Preparing for an Interview: Charles Gonsalves, Principal
Nassau Boces and Past Principal, Shoreham Wading River


THERE IS NO REGISTRATION CHARGE. Send us your name, address, home phone #, school, and email, and your workshop preferences, and we'll sign you up. Feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues as well.

Teachers receive a staff development workshop letter for submission to their districts.

Hofstra Network of Elementary Teachers invites you to attend:

The TEACHER who shaped my life…

Hagedorn Lobby
Tuesday, April 8th
4:45-6:15 pm

come before class
come as a class

Come hear students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community talk about K-12 teachers whom they feel greatly affected them and had important influences on their lives.

For more information or to volunteer to speak, please contact:
Andrea Libresco
Phone: (516) 463-6543