WLU is an NCTE Conference made up of whole language support groups and individual professionals interested in developing and implementing whole language in educational institutions. WLU is based on a view of whole language as a dynamic philosophy of education. Learn more by viewing the WLU Beliefs.
JOIN WLU by subscribing to our journal Talking Points
Global Literacies, Global Conversations: Celebrating Our Connections
July 20-22, 2017 • Tucson, Arizona
Marriott University Park
2017 Call for Program Proposals
The 2017 Summer Institute theme, “Global Literacies, Global Conversations: Celebrating Our Connections,” invites us to give voice to the languages, literacies, and cultures of the diverse students in our classrooms and among ourselves as professionals. As an international organization with a lengthy history of progressive education, democratic schools, and critical literacy, our creative work involves constantly affirming the potential of whole language learning communities to examine the world we live in through multiple languages and literacies. This Summer Institute invites educators to come together to learn and explore these issues through a variety of forums including workshops, symposia, panels, poster presentations, conversations, and social/political action. Learn more here.
Applications for the In Defense of Good Teaching Award are now being accepted. Winners of the award are educators who support their students in extraordinary ways, often at great professional risk. At a time of increased corporatization of schools, unprecedented attacks on public education in general, and on the integrity and autonomy of teachers in particular, do consider nominating an educator deserving of this award. Learn more.
The Whole Language Umbrella has scholarships available for teachers to attend the Literacies for All Summer Institute. Teachers who embrace whole language practices in their elementary, middle, or high school classroom will be considered. Learn more.
Help fund the WLU Scholarships with your donation today!
Talking Points provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning. Editors Sally Brown and Deborah MacPhee invite you and colleagues that you know to submit manuscripts for the next issue.
Not yet a subscriber? Add it to your NCTE membership today!
GO GREEN! Make a long-term impact on the environment by receiving Talking Points-Green today!
What Whole Language Is Not: Common Myths and Misunderstandings
12 common myths about whole language are dispelled in this Fact Sheet from the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT).