Literacy in the Disciplines: Getting at the Content

IAIE* created a webinar to connect teachers everywhere who are interested in learning more about what makes their disciplines unique. After all, learning in science is quite a bit different from learning in social studies and the literacies in those disciplines take on unique characteristics. Use the power of the web to connect with other teachers as we explore the disciplines.

The webinar is offered on October 8 at 4 PM  Pacific (7 Eastern) and a repeat is offered on October 14 at 1 PM Pacific (4 PM Eastern) for about 45 minutes.  The webinar is just $10, and you will receive articles and handouts, participate in a live presentation, and have access to a recording for future reference. In addition, you’ll meet some wonderful new colleagues. If you follow Literacy Beat, you may enter the discount code FRIENDS to receive a 20% discount before October 6.

Disciplinary Literacy

Disciplinary Literacy

*Full disclosure: IAIE is owned by Literacy Beat blogger Thomas DeVere Wolsey. While the webinar date has passed, it is still available by special request.

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Writing and Technology: Free Virtual Conference

By Thomas DeVere Wolsey

The week of October 5 through 9, 2015, Turnitin is offering a free virtual conference on the topic of Writing and Technology: Exploring the Intersection as part of Student Success Week.  I will be one of the presenters, and perhaps I’ll see you in the webinar!

Writing and Technology

Student Success Week

There are several fascinating speakers, so register early. My session is

Writing and the Visual : Graphically Organizing Your Writing

Tuesday, October 6th 10:00am PST

And here is the abstract:

What if students could see how their writing is organized using graphics? It turns out that when they graphically organize their writing, students are more likely to write well, to compose their thoughts, and to try new approaches. In this session, Thomas DeVere Wolsey will discuss cutting-edge research on how visual organizers enhance writing and writing instruction.

Update: You can watch recorded sessions here: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/student-success-week

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