Lowcountry Writing Project Offering Spring Classes for Teachers
Release, The Citadel:
The Lowcountry Writing Project, Charleston and The Citadel’s local affiliate of the National Writing Project, is accepting applications for two spring courses.
The first course targets content-area teachers who, in compliance with the new Common Core State Standards, need to include more writing in their classes. "Assigning and Assessing Student Writing" is a one-graduate-hour course designed to help teachers create and grade effective writing assignments. Classes meet five Wednesdays from 4:45 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 through Feb.27 at The Citadel. The cost is $190.
The second course targets Social Studies teachers, English teachers, and librarians. The Common Core State Standards require the use of literary texts in content-area classes, so this three-graduate-hour course, "Young Adult Literature," will introduce participants to the variety of student-friendly texts that can complement traditional sources, with a special focus on historical fiction. Classes meet from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 10 through April 18 at The Citadel. The cost is $300.