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Oct. 27 SLWP Showcase demonstrates ideas for teaching writing

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- The Southeast Louisiana Writing Project at Southeastern Louisiana University will showcase "Best Practices in Teaching Writing" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Kiva of Southeastern’s Cate Teacher Education Center. 
     The annual event will feature workshops, panels and poster sessions on teaching writing by experienced classroom teachers who are also SLWP consultants, said SLWP director Richard Louth, a member of Southeastern's English faculty.

     The showcase is designed for kindergarten through high school teachers who want new, research-based, classroom‑tested ideas and methods for teaching writing, Louth said. “Participants will be able to pick up handouts and assignments and to talk one‑on‑one with teacher consultants as well as take part in discussion circles and a writing workshop on issues in teaching writing,” he said.

     Louth said participants will receive certificates verifying participation in four hours of professional development activities.

     Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Poster sessions will last from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by interactive, hands-on workshops and panels.

     Workshop registration is $10 in advanced or $15 at the door. Admission for Southeastern students is $5 with their university I.D. 

     To pre‑register by Friday, Oct. 26, e-mail the following information to Louth at name, school, grade and subject, mailing and email addresses and phone number. The $10 early registration fee will be payable at the door. Participants may mail the same information and a $10 check payable to Southeastern Development Foundation to Dr. Richard Louth, Director SLWP, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402.

     The Cate Teacher Education Center is located on N. General Pershing Ave. The Kiva is the second floor auditorium.

     For additional information contact Louth at or 985-549‑2100/2102 or visit

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