Understanding and Implementing the New Massachusetts Literacy Standards – Workshop

A Special Professional Development Opportunity

“Understanding and Implementing the New Massachusetts Literacy Standard”

sponsored by

Boston Writing Project

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
9 AM – 4 PM

UMass Boston – Healey Library, 11 th Floor

Stipend of $125 will be available for 10 BWP Teacher-Consultants.
PDPs: 10, upon completion of 3 hr. online portion (by Sunday, August 28)
Credit: Low-cost Fall independent study available for professional development projects

Register by Friday, August 5th at bwp@umb.edu.

Facilitators: Fred Haas and Bruce Penniman

Dig deep into portions of the new Massachusetts Literacy Standards and national
Common Core Standards, especially the new threads of writing: argumentative,
informative, and narrative.

Learn strategies to help you and your colleagues align curriculum with the standards in
your content area.

Work with Writing Project teachers who have developed rich curriculum
and assessments from participating in the NWP Literacy Design Collaborative Common
Core Project.

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Ernest Morrell’s Keynote from Urban Sites Network Conference

If you missed the this spring’s 2011 Urban Sites Network Conference or just want to relive it a little, here is Ernest Morrell’s keynote speech that kicked off the event.

Ernest Morrell, director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and former Bay Area Writing Project teacher-consultant, examines the relationships between language, literacy, culture, and power in society in his keynote speech at the National Writing Project’s 2011 Urban Sites Network Conference.