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Discussion of Strategies for Research-Based Writing Instruction

Posted on 09/12/2011

US Conference on Adult Literacy

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)'s Reading and Writing Discussion List has announced an upcoming discussion on the topic of Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy and Strategies for Research-based Writing Instruction in the TEAL Project Discussion. The discussion will take place from September 19-23, 2011.

The TEAL Project, operated by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), provides ABE teachers with professional development related to effective teaching with an emphasis on evidence-based practices in writing instruction.

During 2010-2011, the TEAL Project created sustained professional development by running online courses, culminating in a 4-day face-to-face institute on research-based writing instruction, held in August 2011. The TEAL Project Discussion will summarize and share the results of this Project.

The Discussion will provide an overview of research in writing instruction as well as feedback provided by featured TEAL teachers who will describe successes and challenges in implementing research-based writing practices.

Guests will include:

  • Gary A. Troia, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University and a principal investigator with the Literacy Achievement Research Center located at MSU.
  • Mary Ann Corley, Ph.D., a Principal Research Analyst with the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC and Director of the TEAL Project.
  • TEAL Project participant teachers, including Deborah DeSousa of Rhode Island, Hilary Gwilt of Texas, Kristin Hott of Virginia, Jonathan Moore of Mississippi, Sue Pohlman of Nebraska, Lynn Stewart of Oklahoma, Sharri Turk of New York and Guillermo Verdin of California.

For a thorough description, information on the guests, suggested readings, fact sheets, guiding questions, and to subscribe to the discussion, see the TEAL Project Discussion.

The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources.