Fourteenth Annual Writing Alliance Conference
The N.J. Writing Alliance (NJWA) is the sponsor of “Keeping Pace with Change: Media, Genres, Curriculum, Students,” its 14th annual conference on Wednesday, May 29. It will be held at Middlesex County College in Edison. The target audience is middle and high school language arts teachers and college level writing professors.
Key topics to be addressed include:
- How to meet the pedagogical goals of the new Common Core Standards.
- How to better encourage collaboration between college and high school educators through curriculum development.
- How to integrate the growing expectations of our students regarding new media while maintaining teaching standards.
- How to move beyond “teaching for the test.”
- How to help transform non-readers into stronger readers and writers.
- How to expand genre awareness among our students.
- How to use pop culture and new media in the composition classroom.
NJWA provides opportunities for interested constituencies to improve student writing by building bridges between secondary and college educators through networking, professional exchange, and advocacy. It focuses on the practical, pedagogical, and institutional issues that face us as we help students make the transition from writing in high school to writing in college.
NJWA sponsors conferences and workshops about college-level composition instruction as well as forums for the exchange of ideas and resources. Members of the alliance include instructors and administrators from New Jersey’s public and private two- and four-year colleges and high school teachers who are involved in preparing students for college writing.
Date: May 29, 2013
Location: Middlesex County College, Edison
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Cost: $50; $40 for presenters or groups of three or more from the same institution; $15 for students. $10 of the fee includes membership in the NJWA.
Contact: Darcy Gioia
Online registration: yes
Downloadable form: yes
Registration deadline: May 15, 2013