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John Legend’s The Show Me Campaign is working with the National Writing Project to provide funding to teams of PreK-12 teachers and collaborators from other learning-centered organizations (like libraries and museum) with LRNG Innovators grants.
Researchers Mary Murphy (principal investigator), Elizabeth Canning, Dorainne Green, and Katherine Muenks report that STEM teachers who believe in a growth mindset are more likely to have students who have stronger performance in the classroom.
AWAC -- the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum -- is now open for membership. Individual and institutional memberships are now available for the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum.
The 2019 STEMwrite Institute invites faculty teams from the biological sciences to a multi-day institute that will (1) acquaint them with evidence that indicates positive impacts assigned writing can have on conceptual learning, and (2) provide a sequenced workshop in which they will develop brief, high-impact writing prompts to implement in large-enrollment introductory biology courses.
The 7th International Conference on Writing Analytics: Broadening the Community will be held January 25 and 26, 2019, at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. Learn more about the conference and its call for proposals.
Due to server problems when Hong Kong was hit by a super typhoon (Category 4 hurricane equivalent) in the last two days, the deadline for abstract submission to the 2nd English Across the Curriculum (EAC) Conference is postponed until this Wednesday 19 September 2018, 12.00 midnight Hong Kong time.
The Ohio Journal of English Language Arts has issued a call for manuscripts for the Winter/Spring 2019 issue, focused on the theme, Leading Literate Lives. The issue will “examine the role of literacy in all subject areas and the intersection of content area literacy and ELA.” OJELA is a publication of OCTELA, the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.
Submissions are due by October 15, 2018.
The second International Conference on English Across the Curriculum (EAC) will be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on December 4th and 5th, 2018, with pre-conference workshops on December 3rd, 2018.
WAC-GO is excited to announce available Leadership Team positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.