Summer Spark 2016 has ended
Welcome to Summer Spark 2016!  We hope you have an incredible two days of innovating, collaborating, and connectating!  The collaborative notes and presenter materials will be available at http://bit.ly/USMSparkNotes16. Let us know if we can help you in any way.  Enjoy!
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Laurie Walczak

University School of Milwaukee
8th grade American Studies and Creative Writing Teacher; Middle School English Department Chair
Milwaukee, WI
I am a nerd for all things English Language Arts! This year, I've combined my English course with Chuck Taft's Social Studies to create what we hope will eventually become a fully interdisciplinary American Studies class, called "America's Story." We read literature of many forms in its historical context and study history within its literary and cultural milieu. I'm also a huge fan of reading young adult literature and binge-watching stuff on Netflix and Hulu. Chuck will add that I'm a crazy cat lady. I own it.