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Teachers Applying Whole Language (TAWL)

These groups provide individual members, usually from the same geographical area, a local network for their interest in whole language.

 

  

Current Groups

 

  • Center for Expansion of Language & Thinking (CELT)
    Bloomington, IN
    Contact:  Jerome C. Harste
    http://www.celtlink.org/
  • Louisville TAWL
    Louisville, KY
    Contact:  Kathy Whitmore

 

    • North Fork TAWL
      Mattituck, NY
      Contact:  David P. Schultz
  • Tucson TAWL
    Tucson, AZ
           Contact:  Caryl Crowell
          http://www.tucsontawl.org/

              

                   

 

 

For additional contact information or to join one of these groups, email wlu@ncte.org 

 

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Membership

What are the unique advantages for TAWL group members?

  • A subscription to the Whole Language Umbrella journal, Talking Points
    (one subscription per group through the group's contact person)
  • Voting privileges at the Delegates Assembly meeting at the WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute (each TAWL group member, as evidenced by the membership roster of a current TAWL group, is entitled to one vote)
  • Ability to obtain tax-exempt status for the group through the NCTE
  • Use of the WLU logo on TAWL publications and Conference materials
  • Invitation to attend the WLU Executive Board meetings at the WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute and at the NCTE Annual Convention
  • Opportunities to join WLU/NCTE communities and listservs
  • Access to a variety of resources and professional development activities

Start a TAWL Group    

A minimum of five members is required to form a TAWL group. One member, usually the group contact person, must be an individual member of WLU/NCTE.  TAWL Group membership in WLU is $25.00 per group.

To start a TAWL group, print out, complete, and mail the TAWL Group Enrollment Form with your payment to WLU/NCTE, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 or email to wlu@ncte.org.

 

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