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:
Call or Tweet for Literacy!
In 3 minutes, right from your smart phone or your desktop, you can make a difference. Contact your legislator now through April 19 so that issues important to NCTE members are on the minds of legislators when NCTE advocates for literacy education this Thursday in Washington, DC.
Note: A little nervous about this? Read "Advocacy Tips: Finding Your Inner Teacher Leader" (Teacher Leaders Network, Education Week Teacher, April 10, 2013) and hear what Megan Allen says.
What Teachers Need and Reformers Ignore: Time to Collaborate
Linda Darling-Hammond writes. The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, April 11, 2013
"Getting Started with Communities of Practice," Literacy and Learning Exchange
"5 Ways to Continue Growing as a Teacher," SmartBlog on Education, SmartBrief, April 11, 2013
Watch what NCTE member Beth Shaum has found about why teachers stay in the profession. "What Started this Whole Journey," Use Your Outside Voice blog, April 12, 2013
NCTE member Steve Zemelman notes: "And now, if you're a teacher, ask yourself: wouldn't it be wise to take just a few minutes each week to work on communications like this in order to get YOUR outside voice out to the world so that more people understand and appreciate what you do?"
CCCC Passes A Position Statement of Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction (OWI)
March 2013 Committee Cochairs Beth Hewett and Scott Warnock will be interviewed about the statement on Higher Education Talk Radio at 10:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, April 25.
Listen to an earlier interview with Scott Warnock on "Why Online Is a Great 'Place' to Learn"
Turning on Turnitin
CCCC Chair Chris Anson is quoted. Read the CCCC resolution denouncing Turnitin and other programs like it. Inside Higher Ed, April 16, 2013
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