Disciplinary Literacies

Disciplinary Literacies Showcase:

How to Really Prepare Students for

 College and Career Writing

February 10, 2018, 9:00-2:30pm

EMU Student Center

Join secondary and college level colleagues from across the disciplines and subject areas to talk about writing—and about how we can help our students make smooth transitions across the grade levels and into the workplace.

Our day will include:

  • An introduction to practical strategies underlying a Disciplinary Literacies approach to writing and writing instruction
  • Workshops led by EMU faculty and area secondary teachers
  • Content-area discussions between university faculty and secondary teachers
  • Panel discussions with university students and workplace representative on how, what, and why they write.
Please register for the event here

   This workshop is free to all participants.

(While lunch is not provided, you can purchase food at the Student Center or bring your own)


Sponsored by the EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing

     2018 Disciplinary Literacies Institute

A collaboration of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Eastern Michigan Writing Project, and Eastern Michigan University Office of Campus and Community Writing 

June 26 and 27, 2018:  9-3:30

EMU Campus 

Are you a content area secondary teacher trying to find ways to include more writing and authentic tasks in your instruction?  If so, this workshop is for you!

Join Eastern Michigan University faculty and Washtenaw County teacher leaders from a variety of disciplines for two days of collaboration and thoughtful discussion about disciplinary literacies and writing instruction, college and career readiness, and ways to help students make smooth transitions from high school to college writing—in all subject areas.

Together we will explore: 

      What successful writing/communication looks like at the college level and the secondary school level;

      What successful writing looks like in various disciplines;

      What demands all teachers face at both secondary and post-secondary levels in terms of writing instruction, particularly in science, social studies and math;

      What we can do to best prepare students to meet the disciplinary demands of college and career writing;

      How these ideas connect to Michigan standards, Common Core Standards, Next Gen Science Standards, and the new Michigan Essential Practices for Literacy Instruction.

Over the two days we’ll share ideas across grade levels, learn from currently practicing teachers on what disciplinary literacy looks like in the social studies, math and science classrooms, hear from people in the community who use writing as part of their day-to-day work, hear from students who are making the transition from high school to college writing, and plan curricula and assignments that will help students become truly college ready.

      We highly encourage school-based teams of teachers from social studies, math, science, ELA, and other content areas to apply.  Individuals interested in content based writing are, of course, welcome as well. 

      Cost:  $50 per teacher; SCHECHs are available for an additional cost.

    To register, please go to the URL address: https://goo.gl/8FRUqL

Wondering how to pay for this?   Take a look at your Title 1, Title IIA, Title 4 or 31a monies. 

Other notes:   

     There are no stipends from EMU or WISD for participating teachers

     Lunch and mileage are not provided 

Registration will open in January 2018