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Teacher writing workshop planned

Teacher writing workshop planned

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:17 am

The Messenger 08.20.08

“Differentiating Instruction Through Writing in the Content Areas — A Workshop for All Teachers, All Grades, All Subjects” is planned from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the University of Tennessee at Martin Boling University Center.
Knowing how to address students with different learning styles and different personalities and students who have all had different experiences in life is a tall order for teachers. Keynote speaker Cheryl Sigmon will help participants find out how writing in the content areas can make differentiation more manageable.
The registration fee is $45 before Sept. 5 and $55 after that date. Teachers who have taught fewer than two years will have a registration fee of $30. To register, call the UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education at (731) 881-7082 or register online at
A workshop brochure can be found at
Sigmon was a classroom teacher for 11 years, teaching all ages of students in classroom settings, labs and clinics. She also worked for nine years as a language arts consultant for the South Carolina Department of Education. She is currently a freelance consultant and presenter on topics in education.
Breakout sessions are planned on writing in the content areas and will be led by teachers of the West Tennessee Writing Project. There will be a closing activity with Ms. Sigmon.
Morning refreshments, lunch and a reception following the workshop also are included. Continuing Education Unit credits are available.
The workshop is sponsored by WTWP, the UT Martin Department of English, College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Campus Bookstore, in cooperation with the Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education.
WTWP has been a site of the National Writing Project since 1993 and provides professional development for teachers in all subjects, grades K-16. WTWP aims to improve writing and writing instruction in West Tennessee.
For more information, visit the Web site; e-mail director David Carithers at; or call Carithers at (731) 881-7290.

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