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From the Current Issue:
Share Your Experiences on Literacy Standards Implementation
Participate in the 2015 NCLE survey which focuses on literacy standards implementation and collaborative professional learning. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 29. The survey is designed to capture how the work on new literacy standards is currently taken up in schools across the country and builds on findings from studies done the previous two years. The goal is to give educators, parents, policymakers, and other key decision makers a clear picture of what literacy standards implementation means for teaching and learning in every discipline. Survey results will be shared this fall. Participants can elect to have their names entered into a drawing for a $500 Amazon gift card.
Veterans and College Composition
Student Veterans in the College Composition Classroom: Realizing Their Strengths and Assessing Their Needs
This new CCCC position statement identifies multiple assets student veterans often bring to writing classrooms and then acknowledges some of the special considerations that writing instructors and WPAs should take into account when working with student veterans. It helps those who teach veterans answer the question, "What do I need to know about working with student veterans?" CCCC Website, March 2015
Hear D. Alexis Hart and Mike Edwards, who cochaired the task force that wrote the position statement, as they talk about "Working with Veterans in College Classes." Education Talk Radio, April 17, 2014
Renewing Our Commitment to Connecting to Student Veterans
Strategies for instructors to engage student veterans in composition and literature classrooms. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, September 2013
"An Ethical Obligation": Promising Practices for Student Veterans in College Writing Classrooms
See the results of a 2011 CCCC Research Grant.
"The Circle Made Whole Is a Story": A Conversation with Bruce Weigl
In an interview conducted at his office at Lorain County Community College, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry finalist Bruce Weigl discusses writing pedagogy, veterans' issues, and his experiences as a two-year college student and as a professor and poet. Teaching English in the Two-Year College, December 2014
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