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Whole Language Umbrella - Previous Revision

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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2013 Summer Institute

"Authentic Literacy Events and Social Actions: Celebrating Relationships and Partnerships"

July 18-20, 2013 at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Institute and program proposal submission. 


WLU Executive Board Elections

The WLU Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for two board members for the 2013 WLU elections.  The Executive Board is responsible for making all on-going operational decisions for WLU.  Click here for additional information including the nomination form. 
Nomination deadline is January 15, 2013.


The Common Core Standards: Issues and Challenges Web Seminar

Presenters:  Bess Altwerger, Joanne Yatvin, and Sarah Bentley

Missed the presentation?  View the recording and read the PowerPoint presentation of this web seminar.  

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Write for Talking Points

Talking PointsEditor Carol Gilles invites you, your colleagues, students and/or teachers that you know to submit manuscripts for the WLU journal, Talking PointsLearn more today!



What Whole Language Is Not: Common Myths and Misunderstandings

CELT12 common myths about whole language are dispelled in this Fact Sheet from the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT).

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