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.
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Literacy That Matters: Curriculum, Creativity, and Critical Action
July 14-16, 2016 • St. Louis, Missouri
The theme of this year’s Literacies for All Summer Institute, Literacy That Matters: Curriculum, Creativity, and Critical Action, invites us to share the ways in which we move beyond the limits of mandated curriculum, commercial programs, and testing as we explore language and literacy teaching and learning that matters in the lives of our students and their communities.
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2015 Annual Fall Conference
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Learn more and register at http://www.tucsontawl.org/Tucson_TAWL/Welcome.html
35th Annual Renewal Conference
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Learn more and register at http://tawl.missouri.org
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.
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Responsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015
Join your colleagues and friends as we come together in Minneapolis, making the land of 10,000 lakes the land of ten times as many ideas. Browse the Convention Preview and make your plans today!
WLU will host a strand of sessions including "Rethinking Our Thinking: The Role of Revision in Both Writing and Reading" on Friday morning featuring authors Daniel Feigelson, Ralph Fletcher, and Georgia Heard.
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.
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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).