WMU News

Conference planned on writing across curriculum

January 8, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- A conference on "Using Writing to Learn Across the Curriculum" will take place at Western Michigan University Friday, Jan. 30.

Designed for elementary, middle and high school teachers and college and university faculty members, the conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Toby Fulwiler, who directs the writing program at the University of Vermont. A former faculty member at Michigan Technological University, he co-directed Michigan's first National Writing Project site and is one of the originators of the Writing Across the Curriculum movement.

Fulwiler will lead workshops from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:15 to 4 p.m. His first session, "Using Writing to Learn Across the Curriculum," will focus on how to use writing as a tool for learning in all content areas. His second session, "Learning to Write Across the Curriculum," will explore how writing and learning improve through rewriting.

Between the two sessions, conference participants will have the opportunity to eat lunch, visit a book sale and attend one of several concurrent workshop sessions on topics ranging from "Constructing and Conveying Scientific Knowledge" to "Writing to Learn in Math."

The conference registration fee is $50 and includes materials, coffee, lunch and parking. Students may attend for $10 without lunch and WMU faculty members may attend for free. Registration is required for all participants by Friday, Jan. 23.

The conference is being sponsored by WMU's Office of Faculty Development, Center for Academic Support Programs and Department of English in cooperation with the Michigan Writing Projects. For more information, persons should contact Dr. Ellen H. Brinkley, WMU associate professor of English, at (616) 387-2581.

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