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From the Current Issue:
Comic-Con: Pop Culture as a Learning Tool
San Diego Union-Tribune, July 15, 2012
. . . More on Pop Culture as a Learning Tool
Check out NCTE member Peter Gutierrez's Connect the Pop blog in School Library Journal, which includes an interview with R.L. Stine.
Look for ideas on incorporating pop culture into your curriculum in the Making Curriculum Pop Ning.
Listen to "Academic Minute: Star Wars and Mythology": Inside Higher Ed, July 17, 2012
Great Georgia Teachers: Beyond the Test Scores
NCTE member Peter Smagorinsky writes and mentions NCTE member David Ragsdale. Get Schooled blog, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14, 2012
Check out NCTE's Connected Community for a great discussion of books on teaching middle school language arts.
What Makes a Successful Partnership?
Stephanie Hirsch asks and answers "What is the relationship between strong community partnerships and strong professional learning communities?" Education Week, July 16, 2012
"Building Capacity to Transform Literacy Learning," NCLE Literacy in Learning Exchange
July 23 Is Deadline for Writing Award for Teachers
The NCTE/Norman Mailer Writing Award for High School Teachers is open to full- and part-time high school teachers. From five finalists, one winner will be selected to receive a $10,000 cash prize along with travel and lodging to attend the Norman Mailer Center’s Annual Gala on October 4, 2012, in New York City. The winner will also receive a fellowship to the prestigious Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2013.
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