Want to Use Nonfiction More Effectively in Your Classes?
Come to Chattanooga for a dynamic, five-day workshop this summer!
Developing Expert Teachers and Readers of Nonfiction Texts:
Print, Visual, and Digital
(a workshop funded by the Improving Teacher Quality program of THEC)
July 11-15, 2011, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Who may apply? Teachers who:
- Work in any county in Tennessee, with preference given to those in Hamilton, Marion, Rhea, Sequatchie, and Memphis City Schools
- Want to improve their teaching of reading and writing in grades 6-12
- Teach in any content area
What information will I gain from the workshop?
- Guided instruction in reading strategies specific to teaching nonfiction and other informational texts, including the visual components of these texts.
- Instruction in using reflective writing to help students examine nonfiction texts critically and retain what they read or view.
- Guided instruction and practice with hands-on activities to teach them how basic technology tools such as creating blogs, videos, and podcasts can re-invigorate their teaching and motivate students.
- Specific methods to assess students’ ability to read/view, understand, and apply nonfiction content in both print and non-print sources.
- A self-developed Learning Module appropriate for each participant’s school that demonstrates the participant’s understanding of how to use the print and non-print technology presented in the workshop and why their selections are effective teaching tools for their specific purposes.
What other benefits will I receive from participating?
- $50 per day stipend. Other covered expenses include single-room lodging at a downtown Chattanooga hotel, meals, parking, and roundtrip mileage.
- Articles and books on current methods for teaching reading and writing
- $1000 in classroom supplies to support a workshop-inspired Learning Module.
- Graduate credit or CEUs may be available for a small processing fee.
- Interaction with other teachers who want to improve reading and writing
How may I become a participant?
Complete and return the application by May 1, 2011. Click here to download application.
Need more information?
Contact: Dr. Lauren Ingraham, UTC English Department, 423-425-5232
Visit our website: http://tinyurl.com/48scb85
What Other Teachers Have Said About Our
Previous Literacy Workshops:
- “I loved it! I felt that there was plenty of time to do all of the activities and that we were never hurrying through anything. . . . I wish all teachers could experience this workshop.”
- “Those in charge made it possible for participants to drop their ‘public’ masks the first session. There was a very low risk factor.”
- “I have new ideas to try and am affirmed in some innovations that I had tried and was doubtful about their value.”
- “Completing the tasks that we will ask of our students was extremely valuable because it allowed for some concrete application of the responding and teaching methods discussed. It gave me a lot of insight into how my students will feel and perform.”
- “Excellent organization and content. I really appreciate that not one minute of my time was wasted.”
- “I feel like I have a toolbag now—with tools that will actually work!”
- “Best workshop that I have ever attended. I found it informative, interesting, and helpful.”
Join us for the Summer 2011 workshop!
Please respond quickly. Only 24 teachers will be selected to attend.