|SOUTHEASTERN SPONSORS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WRITING SERIES FOR
HAMMOND – Secondary teachers can participate
this spring in “Why Write?”, a professional development series sponsored
by the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project at Southeastern Louisiana
The five-session series will take place in
the university’s Writing Center in D Vickers Hall from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on
Jan. 20, Feb. 10, March 3 and 17, April 7, said SLWP Director Richard Louth,
a member of the Southeastern English department faculty.
Louth said "Why Write?" consists of a coordinated
series of hands-on workshops led by SLWP teacher consultants and classroom
teachers. He said 15 teachers will examine issues in the teaching of writing,
develop practical new writing activities, peruse actual student work, and
read professional texts. “They will also reflect in writing on their own
teaching practices, and learn together through professional dialogue in
a comfortable university setting,” Louth said.
Louth said all participants, including the
SLWP's team of five teacher consultants, will be expected to attend the
entire series. “Teachers will take ideas back to their classrooms to test
them out, and get continuous feedback from our staff at each meeting,”
Cost is $300 per person or $400 for a team
of two teachers from the same school. Louth said the SLWP is recognized
by the Louisiana Board of Education as a provider of professional development
credits in conjunction with the federal No Child Left Behind act. He said
15 hours of professional development credit are available.
For further information about “Why Write?”,
contact Louth at 985-549-2102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.