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SMARTER Balanced seeks feedback
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is seeking feedback by Friday, March 16 on their summative, interim, and formative assessments that will be fully implemented in 2014-15. The assessments are based on the Common Core State Standards and are in a computer-based format. View the item specifications and related materials at the consortium website and leave feedback using the survey linked to that site.
Intellectual Freedom Award Nominations due March 31
Nominate a recipient for this year’s Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award. The award recognizes those who have advocated freedom of expression and humane communication. See the Burress Award page for details.
WCTE Update December 2011
In the Current Issue:
- State-wide gathering March 9-10 featuring Carol Jago
- WCTE District 2 Common Core workshop in Lake Geneva
- Election results
- Bylaw changes
- Thriving, not just surviving at District 1 Meeting in Milwaukee
- Common Core Meeting in Green Bay
- NCTE Chicago Convention Highlights
- Highlights of CEL: Conference on English Leadership
- State-wide writing initiative
- Pooley Award Winners
- Board Member Profile: Kathy Bay, District 10
- Wisconsin English Journal invites writers, reviewers
- WCTE Calendar of Events
- Free tech tools for teachers
WCTE 2011 Writing Initiative
WCTE is proud to promote a state-wide writing initiative with this year’s theme: The Power of Teaching. The Kick-off date is Thursday, Oct. 20, the National Day of Writing. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Writers of all ages and walks of life are invited to submit stories for publication in WCTE’s online writing gallery about teachers who made a difference in their lives. For the story prompt and additional details, see the Writing Initiative page.
Wisconsin English Journal
Visit the WEJ Website for the latest issue as well as archives. In the current issue:
- Technology and the Reading Habits of Our Students
- Learning from a Poetry Internship
- Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners
- Let Us Talk: Oral Communication to Enrich Student Writing
- Civilizing Rural Education in the Early Twentieth Century
- Increasing Student Engagement through Book Clubs
- Unraveling the Language Puzzle
Each issue also includes a variety of columns and book reviews. The Wisconsin English Journal, fully online with open access, is published each fall and spring. Register to submit an article or serve as a reviewer.