Writing Centers in High Schools: Multiple Missions (G)

Sponsored by the International Writing Centers Association: An NCTE Assembly

ALL DAY WORKSHOP OFFERED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

The NCTE meets in NY City November 15-18
See: http://www.ncte.org/profdev/conv/annual

Teachers can register for only this workshop if they choose—without registering for the whole convention.

Workshop fee:
Member – $125
Nonmember – $150
Student – $75

Overview
The number of writing centers in secondary schools grows each year and writing centers are more and more seen as viable partners in meeting the learning goals of 21st century secondary schools. Experienced writing center directors at the secondary and university levels will offer an all-day workshop to help teachers apply pedagogical models of writing center work in secondary settings and design future plans. Participants will also examine local concerns with special attention to the multiple literacies, diversities, and abilities served by writing centers. Participants will develop action plans for next steps in writing center work (starting a writing center, developing a peer tutoring program, getting institutional or grant-based support, or creating a cross-institutional collaboration, for example). Facilitators will offer a variety of writing center models, including university/K-12 alliances and school-based centers. In addition, we will share experiences and research results showing the positive impact writing centers can have on faculty, students, and the school as a whole.

For the entire workshop announcement, visit http://writingcenters.org/NCTEworkshop2007.pdf