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School Talk is a lively six-page newsletter designed specifically to help classroom teachers bridge the gap between the ideal and the real world of teaching. Presented in a friendly, informal voice, each issue focuses on one particular topic and deals in practical terms with questions that teachers everywhere are asking. Since teachers choose the topics explored in each issue of School Talk, the conversation in upcoming newsletters will continue to focus on what really matters to teachers and learners in today's elementary classrooms. (Published October, January, April, and July.)

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January 2010 School Talk
Theme: 21st Century Literacies: Young Children Reading and Writing in a Digital World

Also of interest . . .

Check out other events, publications, and professional development from NCTE: 


Take Part in the National Gallery of Writing 

Attend WLU's Literacies for All Summer Institute, July 8-11, 2010

The Pathways Professional Development Program

NCTE Web Seminars

Elementary Ideas and Resources

Elementary events at the NCTE Annual Convention

The Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA)

Authors in this issue describe the creative and socially situated practices of young writers who produce hybrid and multimodal texts using podcasting, online social networks, digital storytelling, and iPods. They consider the pedagogical possibilities created by such literacy practices and share specific examples of how they have enriched their curriculum to accommodate these 21st century tools.

Recent Themes

October 2009: 21st Century Literacies: Navigating the Possibilities

July 2009: A Tribute to Donald H. Graves: Teacher, Writer, Friend

April 2009: Writing in the Content Areas: Making it Real, Making it Theirs

January 2009: Nurturing Our Very Youngest Writers




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