Our 9th annual symposium for teachers and students of composition, from middle school, high school, community/junior college, and university levels, will be held this year on Thursday and Friday, October 24-25, 2019. This year’s symposium will again coincide with the National Day on Writing, an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). We hope you will join us for keynote speakers, workshops, and special writing events!
This year, we welcome keynote speaker, Isabel Baca, Associate Professor, University of Texas at El Paso and author of Service-Learning and Writing: Paving the Way for Literacy(ies) through Community Engagement, an edited collection that demonstrates how writing instruction and/or writing practice can complement community engagement and outreach in local, national, and international contexts. She founded and directs the Community Writing Partners program in the Department of English at UTEP.
We value our identity as a symposium that emphasizes the importance of conversation in how writing instruction transitions across grade/institutional levels and disciplines. Our theme this year seeks to look closely at how we, as teachers and learners, engage community both within and outside of our classroom walls. The best professional development is teachers teaching teachers. Join us this October to continue the conversation!