Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Classroom Research in the Teaching of Literacy K-college

by Bill Tucker

Our first local showcase of teacher research will be presented in the Student Center, March 25 from 8:45 a.m. to noon. This is our only Literacy for Life offering in 2016-17.

The EMWP has a 20-year tradition of classroom research. It began during the summer institute of 1997 when half of the teachers in the Institute proposed that we begin a teacher research group. Cathy Fleischer did not have to be asked twice.  She has held group meetings in her house monthly since that illustrious day.

This occasion will feature teachers from the summer institute of 2016, as well as experienced teacher researchers and, hopefully, teachers who are developing argumentative writers as part of the College-Ready Writers Program that began last summer.  Continental Breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. followed by an introduction and two sessions of research presentations.

Teacher Research should be celebrated, and with strong participation, we might make this conference an annual event. There is no charge, but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classroom-research-in-the-teaching-of-literacy-tickets 31301480571 so we know how many to expect.


Literacy for Life Schedule

Classroom Research in the Teaching of Literacy K-college

Location: Eastern Michigan University,
Student Center 300, 301, 310A SC 310B, 330 Mtg ; 350 MCL; 352 Mtg Room.
Park in Student Center Lot
Date: March 25, 2017 Time: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SCECH’s available
8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:15 a.m. Session I
10:30 a.m. Session II
11:45 a.m. Wrap-up: Learn more about teacher research.

The teacher consultants of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project have a 20-year tradition of conducting research in their own classrooms.

Teachers (K-college) will share findings of literacy research in their classrooms during the 2016-2017 school year.

No charge for participation.

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