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Commission on Writing Teacher Education - Previous Revision

Commission Co-Chairs:

Mark Letcher, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Kristen Turner, Fordham University, New York, NY

Commission Liaison:

Robert Tremmel, Iowa State University

October 2010 Commission Update

We seek to bring attention to the professional development of writing  teachers at elementary, middle, secondary, and college levels, with  particular emphasis on bringing together writing teacher educators  from the English education community with those from college  composition. 

Specifically, we will

  • make recommendations about best practices in preparing new  teachers of English language arts to teach writing, including  concepts, practices, pedagogies, and resources
  • work towards establishing stronger connections between CEE and CCCC in terms of the common work of teacher development
  • raise the profile of writing teacher education throughout NCTE
Current Projects:
  1. Collection of syllabi in writing teacher education ‘methods’ and practica courses.
  2. Development of resources for teacher educators in preparation for teaching a writing teacher education course.
  3. Workshops and presentations on methods and theories of teaching new teachers about writing pedagogy.

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