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Oct. 25 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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Kiva of Southeastern’s Cate Teacher Education Center. 
     The annual event will feature workshops and panels on teaching writing by experienced classroom teachers from the SLWP, said Director Richard Louth, a member of Southeastern's English faculty.

     The showcase is designed for secondary school teachers (grades 6-12) 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 8:30 a.m.  Workshop registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission for Southeastern students is $10 with their university I.D. 

     To pre‑register by Friday, Oct. 24, e-mail the following information to Louth at name, school, grade and subject, mailing and email addresses and phone number.

     The registration fee will be payable at the door. Participants may mail the same information and a 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 North General Pershing Avenue. The Kiva is the second floor auditorium.

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

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