But I'm Not an English Teacher!!

Teaching and Writing Across and Within the Content Areas

Specifically designed for content area teachers outside the discipline of English, this presentation provides sound methodology and practical approaches to the teaching of writing in all classes.

As we implement new standards for college and career readiness, writing returns to the educational forefront as an essential skill. This presentation synthesizes the research on promising practices for
writing instruction and engages participants in a collaborative quest for classroom-tested methods and activities to fuel student learning.



Featured Presenter: Matt Copeland


Matt Copeland is an Associate for Instructional Innovation and Support with MetaMetrics, Inc., an educational research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, and creator of the Lexile® Framework for Reading. A former English teacher and department head at his alma mater, Washburn Rural High School, he has been recognized as the 2006 Distinguished Kansan of the Year in Education, a 2005 Milken National Educator, and a 2003 Kansas Master Teacher. Prior to his current work, he also served five years as a Language Arts and Literacy Consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education, helping to craft the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. He is a frequent presenter at local, regional, and national conferences and has published several books, essays, and poems on the teaching profession.


Middle School and High
School Teachers and

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence
The Earl Center at
Emporia State University
1601 State, Emporia, KS

Map to Event:
Click here for directions

$125 (includes lunch & materials)

Graduate credit (0.5) available with no additional work; 1.0 graduate credit available with an additional assignment to be completed and submitted to JIEE. Additional fee for graduate credit.

Enrollment is limited to 35






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