Expert discusses teaching in the digital era
Sept. 27, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Teaching in the digital era and writing for publication are the topics of discussions Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Western Michigan University.
Carol Jago, president of the National Council of Teachers of English, will speak at two free events.
Thursday at 7 p.m., she will give the lecture "Read Write Now: Teaching in a Digital Age" in Room 1260 of the Chemistry Building.
Friday at 10:30 a.m., she will lead the workshop "Writing for Publication: Changing the World Word by Word" in Room 3025 of Brown Hall. This second event, which will have an open-discussion format, will be geared toward current and future teachers interested in publishing about their teaching ideas and experiences.
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 be from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 3045 of Brown Hall.
Jago has taught English in middle and high school for 32 years and directs the Writing and Literacy Project at the University of California-Los Angeles. She served as Advanced Placement Literature content advisor for the College Board and now serves on its English Academic Advisory committee. She has published numerous books and was an education columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Jago's 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 National Assessment of Educational Progress Reading Framework and the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework.
Jago's talks are part of the Department of English's Scholarly Speaker Series and are also sponsored by the Third Coast Writing Project and WMU's College of Education and Human Development.
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