Conference on the Teaching of Writing K-College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 02-22-2008

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Peter Kittle
Northern California Writing Project
530-898-5305

The Northern California Writing Project, California State University, Chico is holding a winter conference on Saturday, March 1 on the Teaching of Writing K-College. Lynn Jacobs, English as a Second Language coordinator for NCWP and a program development coordinator in Marysville, will deliver the keynote talk, “Love Still Ties My Shoes: Engaging Long-Term English Learners.”

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Selvester’s Café by the Creek on the CSU, Chico campus. The cost is $20. Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will be held that address the needs of teachers and students.

All interested teachers are invited. Six hours of professional development credit is available.

Jacobs taught English language development at the high school level for 15 years before becoming the coordinator of Program Development at Marysville Joint Unified School District. She is ELL coordinator for NCWP and is a member of the English Language Learner Leadership Team of the National Writing Project. Her articles have appeared in “English Journal,” “California English” and “Oklahoma English Journal.” Her latest publication is “Resources for Educators of English Language Learners: An Annotated Bibliography,” co-authored with Judith Rance-Roney.

NCWP is a professional development organization devoted to improving the teaching of writing. It is affiliated with both the California Writing Project and the National Writing Project, and has been serving teachers in Northern California since 1977.

For more information, call Peter Kittle at 530-898-5305 or e-mail him at pkittle@csuchico.edu.

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