CSU–Pueblo hosts So. Colorado Writing Project Professional Day

More than 200 educators from area schools, including Pueblo City Schools and Pueblo School District 70, are expected to Southern Colorado Writing Project (SCWP) Spring Professional Development Day this Friday (January 30), featuring Dr. Tom Romano, Professor of Education at Miami University.

Of these K-20 educators, 57 are from Pueblo City Schools and 57 are from Pueblo School District #70 along with others from CSU-Pueblo, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, and K-12 schools in Fountain, Penrose, Cotopaxi, Salida, Florence, Manzanola, Walsenburg, Colorado Springs, and Custer County.

In addition to a general session by Romano, “Put Language to Work in Every Classroom, beginning at 8:10 a.m. in the OUC Ballroom, participants may choose from a variety of breakout sessions by SCWP teacher-consultants (teachers who have gone through the SCWP Summer Institute) to include writing in mathematics, history, and business classrooms. Dr. Donna Souder, a teacher-consultant from the East Texas Writing Project and Director of Writing at CSU-Pueblo, also will conduct a breakout session.

Romano teaches English education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He taught high school students for 17 years. His doctorate is in reading and writing instruction from the University of New Hampshire. He has authored five books, Zigzag: A Life in Reading and Writing, Teaching and Learning (2008), Crafting Authentic Voice (2004), and Blending Genre, Altering Style: Writing Multigenre Papers (2000).

For additional information on the conference, contact Dr. Katherine Frank, associate professor and chair of English and Foreign Languages and SCWP director at 549-2886.

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