INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.
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From the Current Issue:
What Is College Writing Today?
NCTE members Tom Fox, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Marcie Wolfe, Joan Mullin, and Chris Thaiss discuss a variety of ways students are writing or taught writing in many different genres and across the content areas at their colleges and universities. NWP Radio, July 26, 2012
Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing
NCTE Book Honored by Writing Program Administrators
College Credit for Writing in High School has been named winner of the 2012 Council of Writing Program Administrators Book Award. The collection, edited by Kristine Hansen and Christine R. Farris, explores various options that students have for "taking care of" the first-year college writing requirement, including AP tests, concurrent enrollment/dual-credit courses, the International Baccalaureate diploma, and early college high schools.
Reader's Commentary: Lessons from a Lurker
NCTE President-Elect Sandy Hayes talks about how she's discovered a personal learning network online. The Council Chronicle, March 2012
Get Connected: Connected Educators Month Begins Tomorrow!
Learn how online communities and learning networks are helping hundreds of thousands of educators learn, reducing isolation and providing "just in time" access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration.
Plan to Attend Sessions during the CEM Official Kickoff Event: August 1-3
What did the teacher say to the CEO? Find out during the kickoff featuring keynotes by Deborah Meier, Chris Lehmann, Douglas Rushkoff, Larry Johnson, and Connie Yowell, and much more.
CEM Starter Kits Now Available
Never been part of an online professional community or network? Already part of a community or network but want to be more connected? The CEM Starter Kit can help you on both fronts. Also available: a special CEM starter kit for school districts, created by the Consortium for School Networking, with everything you need to integrate CEM into your back-to-school PD, promote the event to local educators, track CEM activities, and measure the impact of CEM on your district.
Duz Txting Hurt Yr Kidz Gramr? Absolutely, a New Study Says
Inside School Research blog, Education Week, July 27, 2012
NCTE's Position on the Teaching of English: Assumptions and Practices and Some Questions and Answers about Grammar
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