Group II: Writing Based Teaching

//Group II: Writing Based Teaching

Thinking Historically through Writing: Justice and the Courts in American Democracy

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“Considering the vast differences between those who attended high school in 1917 and the near-universal enrollments of today, the stability of students’ ignorance is amazing,” Sam Wineburg writes in Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts. “The whole world has turned on its head, but one thing has stayed the same: kids don’t know history.” [...]

Writing to Learn in the STEM Disciplines

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With its focus on mathematical and scientific texts, this workshop presents writing strategies that help students gain a better understanding of complex ideas. Specific STEM-related writing practices, which can be used in the classroom or homework assignments, support close reading of texts of all genres—lab reports, word problems, geometrical equations, etc. -- and allow students [...]

Writing to Learn

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This workshop presents writing strategies that help students gain a better understanding of complex ideas, historical documents, literary texts, and mathematical problems.