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Beyond the Research Paper: Project-Based Methods to Elevate Civic Discourse

  • 2121 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

Description: Now more than ever teachers need to design writing prompts that aim to elevate civic discourse. In this session, participants will experience project-based, student-centered methods that promote critical questioning and bring the researched argument to life – especially for Long-Term English Learners. Each practice is designed to spark lively student-to-student discussion about complex text. Ultimately, these discussions serve as bridges to authentic argumentative writing. By emphasizing the reading, writing, speaking connection, project-based methods honor the diverse linguistic assets our students possess and encourage them to advocate for changes needed in their communities. Texts used during the workshop will focus on the theme of restorative justice, but materials are easily adaptable to other themes. The session is ideal for humanities and English courses taught at the secondary or college level.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 6/24/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 6/24/2019

End Time: 3:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $100.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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