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Teachers Teaching Teachers Webcast

Teaching the New Writing: Exploring Audience in Digital Writing

June 24, 2009

Host site: New York City Writing Project

You are invited to join teachers across the globe for a special interactive Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) webcast, titled "Teaching the New Writing: Exploring the Collaborative Nature of Writing and Technology in the Classroom," sponsored by the NWP Technology Initiative.

Technology, Assessment

As educators move forward into the terrain of digital literacy and learning with their students, part of the challenge is balancing the innovation of new technology and the accountability of assessment.

The new book Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom explores these balancing acts through case studies of elementary through university-level classrooms where teachers are integrating technology with writing and where the assessment of the digital work and student learning is explored.

Chapter authors Dawn Reed, high school teacher and teacher-consultant with the Red Cedar Writing Project; Troy Hicks, associate Professor and director of the Chippewa Writing Project; and Bryan Crandall, high school teacher and a teacher-consultant with the Louisville Writing Project, will share examples of their classroom practices to prompt a discussion about audience in writing using digital technology.

The topics they discuss will include high school students using multimodal ways of writing in a speech class and an example of what happens when you take the senior project "digital."

How to Participate

The event takes place on the Teachers Teaching Teachers webpage on Wednesday, June 24, 9–10 p.m. EST / 6–7 p.m. PST.

Teachers Teaching Teachers webcasts are live each Wednesday night, 9–10 p.m. EST / 6–7 p.m. PST.

Download instructions for listening and chatting during a live show (PDF).

Questions

For more information, contact Christina Cantrill at programs@nwp.org.
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