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From the Current Issue:
Are American Students Grossly Unprepared for College?
The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, March 17, 2014
Basic writing will be discussed in CCCC Annual Convention Workshop #W.04 on Wednesday.
Working with basic writers and other issues about college teaching and learning are on the program for the CCCC Convention this week -- March 19-22, in Indianapolis -- it's not too late to join us!
Preview sessions posted to the NCTE Connected Community.
Download the CCCC Convention Mobile App and follow along.
Use the #4C14 hashtag when tweeting about the CCCC Convention or following the Convention on Twitter.
If you make it to the Convention, attend the open meeting of the Caucus on Intellectual Property and Composition/Communication Studies, Wednesday, March 19, 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation
Among the findings in this new National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) report, from a survey of more than 3,000 educators across the disciplines, are
- Positive changes are occurring most where teachers are actively involved in the renovation.
- Teachers feeling most comfortable tend to be those working with others more frequently to analyze student work, design curriculum, and create assessments.
- Teachers engaged in cross-disciplinary conversations about literacy are making greater shifts in their instruction.
- When given the opportunity, teachers are owning the change by innovating and designing appropriate lessons and materials.
TOMORROW! Teaming for Common Core Literacy with NCLE: Register now and join the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) for this free Web event on Wednesday, March 19, at 3 p.m. EDT.
Support for Designing and Innovating: This is Recommendation #2 based on findings from the 2014 NCLE report, Remodeling Literacy Learning Together. Literacy in Learning Exchange, February 27, 2014
How Much Do You Agree with the Following Statement about Your School? "We have schoolwide agreements about the most important literacy outcomes for our students." NCLE SmartBrief, March 1, 2014 (Not a subscriber to the NCLE SmartBrief? Sign up today!)
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