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Phone: 307.766.4430
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LeaRN hosts or co-hosts one or two conferences each year available locally and state-wide for educators interested in student teaching and learning.

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The TWW colloquium meets annually to foster discussion among teachers of grades 6-13 around the topics of critical reading, writing, and critical thinking. Teachers from any discipline are encouraged to attend. Colloquiums are typically held in alternating locations around the state. To learn more about upcoming colloquiums, please contact April Heaney (aprilh@uwyo.edu) or Audrey Kleinsasser (Dakota@uwyo.edu).



Spring 2013

Location: 

Casper College, Casper WY

Topics:

  • Develop a better understanding of CCSS objectives related to research
  • Discuss characteristics of research literacies that build towards “college and career readiness”
  • Discuss common struggles in promoting critical thinking in research projects
  • Learn from one another about successful research approaches
  • Participate in facilitated discussions about key components of effective research projects
  • Ultimately, leave with a redesigned assignment prompt that builds from best practices and aligns more directly with CCSS

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks) and the Wyoming School-University Partnership.

Spring 2010

Location: 

Casper Community College, Casper WY

Topics:

  • What are the best and most workable models for teaching synthesis and analysis through Writing Across the Curriculum projects?
  • How can the "pedagogies of engagement" strengthen student ownership and investment in mastering these skills?
  • How can dual/concurrent enrollment collaborations bolster attention to summary, synthesis, and analysis in the transition to college work?

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks) and the Wyoming School-University Partnership.

Spring 2009

Location:

Central Wyoming College, Riverton WY

Topics:

  • Strategies for teaching reading at the secondary and college level
  • Approaches to helping at-risk readers
  • Research on effective unit and curriculum design
  • Workshops on student responses to reading-based assignments
  • Grant opportunities for curriculum projects 

Info:

Instructors from multiple disciplines who teach writing at junior high, high school, community college, and university levels met for a one-day workshop on approaching critical reading in Wyoming. Teaching Writing in Wyoming is supported by LeaRN (Learning Resource Networks), Ellbogen CTL, Wyoming School-University Partnership, and the University of Wyoming English department.

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