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SXSWedu 2015

Course Correct: Strategies to Right K-12 Writing

Only 24% of American 8th and 12th graders are writing proficient – the rest are at a massive disadvantage as they enter colleges and careers. Closing this gap is contingent on teaching writing with an interdisciplinary approach, not as an independent subject. This session highlights innovative, teacher-created strategies to teach Common Core writing skills across the curriculum, a practice that improves engagement, critical thinking, and deep content knowledge.

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Takeaways

  1. Audience will understand how teacher training programs and schools can ensure that all teachers are also writing instructors.
  2. Session will provide strategies for inclusion of daily writing initiatives across the curriculum to deepen content understanding while empowering students to share ideas and perspectives about the material.
  3. Educators will gain access to writing resources that meaningfully assess content understanding, thus limiting the reliance on traditional assessment models that promote rote memorization for students and shallow grading experiences for teachers.

Speakers

  • Eric Goldstein, Executive Director and Founder, One World Education

Organizer

Eric Goldstein, Executive Director and Founder, One World Education

Meta Information:

  • Tags: writing
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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