Learn to Craft Meaning in the Classroom

Learn to Craft Meaning in the Classroom

Plan now to attend the Cedarville University Language Arts Educators Conference on Friday, October 12. For more information, call 1-877-CEDARVILLE or visit www.cedarville.edu/craftingmeaning.

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

September 21, 2007

Cedarville, Ohio- “Better writers will be better teachers,” says Michelle Wood, associate professor of English at Cedarville University.

But, how do you become a better writer? Participants of the Language Arts Educators Fall Conference will learn the answer to this question at Cedarville University on Friday, October 12.

This year’s seminar focuses on the theme “Crafting Meaning in the Classroom: For Our Students, for Ourselves.” Veteran language arts teachers and university professors will lead workshops designed to keep standards, meaning and significance in language and literature classrooms. Topics will include writing and reading workshops, middle school literacy, literature discussion circles, integrating young adult literature and more.

The day’s activities will include sessions with keynote speaker and English education expert Dr. Tom Romano. Romano received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire and has authored several books on teaching and writing including Writing with Passion: Life Stories, Multiple Genres; Blending Genre, Altering Style; and Crafting Authentic Voice. Romano currently teaches English methods and writing at Miami University.

Conference registration is $85 for teachers and $17 for undergraduate students and includes lunch. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The deadline for registration is October 5.

For more information or to register for the conference, call 1-877-CEDARVILLE or visit www.cedarville.edu/craftingmeaning.