Registration Open for the 2014 ELL Conference:
Building Community, Working Toward Equity
June 13th, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Keynote Address from Katie McKay and Conference Workshops at the Kansas City Kansas Training Center
Our 5th annual ELL conference features interactive workshops by
classroom teachers from Pre-K to the University level. Join us on the
13th for a keynote speaker and conference presentations on building
community with English Language Learners and working toward equity in
Register online for the conference today!
Enrollment open for Teaching the Common Core
through Environmental Literacy
Teaching the Common Core through Environmental Literacy will provide
dynamic strategies, projects and lessons that focus on hands-on,
inquiry-based experiential learning that you can apply not only to
Common Core but to Next Generation Science Standards, environmental
studies, biology, CoSTEM Career and Tech Ed Pathways. Each Saturday
seminar will have up to six 90-minute sessions with three breakout
sessions scheduled simultaneously per timeslot.
The first seminar is Saturday, October 25th, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
New Composing Ourselves available!
This year's issue of Composing Ourselves is now available!
Check out an electronic copy
here and catch up on the latest news and writing from our Teacher
Jeff Baxter, GKCWP Teacher, Named Kansas Teacher
of the Year
GKCWP teacher and 2010 SI grad Jeff Baxter has been named the 2014
Kansas Teacher of the Year! Jeff was selected from a field of eight
finalists for this prestigious award. Read the official announcement
Enrollment now open for our Summer Graduate
Click here for more information
about our 3-credit hour graduate courses in English and Education and how to enroll!
This summer's offerings include English Language Arts and Social
Studies CCSS- and ACT-Aligned Curriclum and Instruction: Grades 6-12 and Teaching
Writing with New Media.
2014 Summer Student Writing
July 7 – 17, Monday – Thursday, 9am – Noon
UMKC Volker Campus
The Student Writing Project’s atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and
geared toward intellectual and creative excellence. Students
grades 4-12 who
like to write will love the individual attention they receive while
drafting, sharing and revising their work within a creative and
supportive writing community.
Register for the summer Student Writing Project
For more information about the Student Writing Project, email
Seminar in Argumentative
The Seminar in Argumentative Writing is designed to help teachers
develop innovative and effective practices and activities for teaching
students to write thorough, well-supported arguments across the
Workshop presenters will include classroom teachers from Science,
Social Studies, and the English Language Arts. Participants will receive
a certificate of 4 professional development hours completed.
Stay tuned for
information about our next Seminar in Argumentative Writing!