Sunday, September 26, 2010

Renowned Educator, NCTE President to Speak about Teaching in the Digital Era

On Thursday, September 30-Friday, October 1, 2010, CAROL JAGO, the president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), will participate in the WMU English Department’s Scholarly Speakers Series.
Ms. Jago will appear at three events. On Thursday at 7 pm, she will give the lecture “Read Write Now: Teaching in a Digital Age” in 1260 Chemistry Building.
On Friday morning, at 10:30 am, she will lead the workshop “Writing for Publication: Changing the World Word by Word” in Brown Hall 3025. In this event, she will discuss how to write for publication and see your work in print and online.
For those who would like to learn more about the speaker’s ideas before her Thursday lecture, a special presentation by local teachers, “Carol Jago’s Published Work,” will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 pm Thursday in Brown 3045.
Ms. Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and directs the Writing and Literacy Project at UCLA. She served as AP Literature content advisor for the College Board and now serves on its English Academic Advisory committee. She has published six books with Heinemann, including With Rigor for All: Teaching the Classics to Contemporary Students (2000) and Papers, Papers, Papers (2005). She has also contributed books on Nikki Giovanni, Alice Walker, Sandra Cisneros, and Judith Ortiz Cofer to the NCTE series “In the Classroom.”
The speaker was an education columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and her essays have appeared in English Journal, Language Arts, and NEA Today, as well as in other newspapers across the United States. She edits the journal of the California Association of Teachers of English, California English, and served on the planning committee for the 2009 NAEP Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework.
Ms. Jago’s visit is being co-sponsored by the Third Coast Writing Project and WMU’s Department of Education and Human Development.

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