Way to go Ramey Uriate for being a strong proponent of not only the Writing Project, but also of the Idaho Core Standards! Read more about how Ramey
incorporates the standards in The Idaho Statesman. Kudos can also be given to Ramey for being awarded Teacher of the Year at Heritage Middle School in Meridian!
to our fearless leader, Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm, for earning one of the
highest honors that can be given to a faculty member at Boise State
University. It is reserved for a small number of faculty who has
made major contributions to their academic disciplines.
reception in his honor will be held
April 30, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in the
Lab - Micron Business and Economics Building
program will begin at 4:15pm.
Congratulations to Jeff Wilhelm for his recent publication, "The
Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun" published in The Altlantic in which he discusses how strong literacy skills can help kids get good grades and good jobs, but really, kids should learn the joy of reading.
Help spread the word about the Literacy Lifeboats
initiative. As you can see the website is up and running and Teachers College
has helped us set up this financial gift-giving structure so
that donations are tax-exempt and handled with the highest professional
standards. We encourage you to spread the word quickly.
A Conference Day on Teaching to Help Students with Text Complexity!
by the Idaho State Department of Education and the Boise State Writing Project!
a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lookout Room of the SUB at BSU
his recent Writing for Publication workshop, Jim Fredricksen shared a
piece about an op-ed writing initiative of the West Texas Writing
Project. It got me thinking "why not?" so I submitted a piece to the
Idaho Statesman. While the editorial staff changed my title (and not to
my liking - teachers, not the exam, are going to build critical thinking
skills), the message remains intact; big changes are coming for
students and teachers and patience and understanding is needed.
really got those of us attending the workshop to think about voices for
education and the classroom teacher's role. Why not us? If we don't
speak for education and our students, whose voice will be heard instead?
Consider submitting an op-ed or letter to your local newspaper and
adding your voice to the conversation.
Reader's View: New exam will help students build critical-thinking skills by 2013 fellow Micah Lauer.
to our BSWP CCSS implementation team for all their hard work on working
with the Idaho State Department of Education. Check out these
implementation modules that "provide a coherent, detailed regimen of activities for use in districts
that includes resources, goals, objectives, strategies, and detailed
notes for trainers."
The Boise State Writing Project offers professional development workshops for administrators and teachers addressing the implementation of The Common Core Standards. The
workshops can be modified and geared toward specific district needs
surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Contact Paula Uriarte for more information
BSWP is an affiliate of the National Writing Project and was established
at Boise State in 2005. It offers programming throughout the year,
including two annual conferences, a variety of courses and institutes,
in-service series for schools, workshops and workshop series, retreats,
programs for student writers and sponsored speeches and workshops with
literacy experts. This past year, more than 1,000 Idaho educators
received more than 30,000 hours of assistance.