Disciplinary Literacies Institute

WISD, EMWP, & EMU Campus & Community Writing

Attention secondary education teachers of ALL disciplines!! If you seek authenticity and engagement, we can help!

Join Eastern Michigan University faculty and Washtenaw County teacher leaders from a variety of disciplines, subject, and content areas for two days of collaboration and thoughtful discussion about disciplinary literacies, college and career readiness, writing instruction, and smooth transitions from high school to college.

Disciplinary Literacies Institute

Tuesday, June 26th, 9am to Wednesday, June 27th, 3:30pm

301 Porter Building, EMU, Ypsilanti, MI, United States

*There will also be an optional, free 1/2 day on June 28 (9 a.m. to noon) for those interested in connecting Disciplinary Literacies with writing centers.

Together we will explore

  • What successful communication looks like at the secondary and college level;

  • What successful communication and writing look like in various disciplines;

  • What demands all teachers face in secondary and post-secondary writing instruction, particularly in science, social studies and math;

  • What we can do to best prepare students to meet the disciplinary demands of college and career writing;

  • How these ideas connect to Michigan Standards, Common Core Standards, Next Gen Science Standards, and the new Michigan Essential Practices for Literacy Instruction.

We will

  • Share ideas across grade levels;
  • Learn from currently practicing teachers about Disciplinary Literacies in the social studies, math, science, and ELA classrooms;
  • Hear from people outside of the academic community about what literacy looks like in their professional lives;
  • Hear from students who are making the transition from high school to college writing;
  • Plan curricula and assignments that will help students become truly college ready.

Registration Information

Click here to register or go to the following URL: https://goo.gl/8FRUqL

We highly encourage school-based teams of teachers from social studies, math, science, ELA, and other content areas to apply. Individuals interested in content based writing are, of course, welcome as well.

Cost: $50 per teacher; SCHECHs are available for an additional cost.

For help with payment, check with your school district regarding Title 1, Title IIA, Title 4 or 31a monies.

Lunch on your own.

Parking information TBA.