Wyoming School – University Partnership December 2014 Newsletter

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Wyoming School – University Partnership December 2014 Newsletter

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Highlights of this edition include:

The passing of educational visionary, John Goodlad
Judith Ellsworth reflects on her experience with NNER founder and educational visionary, researcher, and writer, John Goodlad. Goodlad died at his home in Seattle on November 29.

NNER Summer Leadership Symposium convenes in Laramie, June 26-29, 2015
The Partnership will co-host the National Network for Educational Renewal’s annual summer leadership symposium, June 26-29, 2015, in Laramie.

There will be a pre-symposium on June 25 geared toward Wyoming leaders.

We are Wyoming: A study of Wyoming history, landscape, people, art, and ways of life
UW College of Education faculty members Allen Trent and Pete Moran are visiting elementary schools around the state. They are teaching fourth graders a unit about Wyoming that integrates social studies, visual art, and language arts.

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board joins the Partnership
In October, the Wyoming PTSB board voted to become a Partnership member. We asked Andrea Bryant, executive director, some of her thoughts about the work of the Partnership.

The Partnership thrives after nearly 30 years
Read a brief history of the Wyoming School-University Partnership

Lost in Transition: Writing and Literature colloquium renewing experience
November 7-8, over forty English teachers from Wyoming high schools, community colleges, and the University of Wyoming gathered to discuss close reading and the connection between reading and writing.

Q. and A. with Margaret Murray, Riverton High School English teacher
At the Lost in Transition: Writing and Literature meeting, we had a chance to meet Margaret Murray, an English teacher at Riverton High School who also teaches concurrent enrollment classes with Central Wyoming College. We asked her a few questions about her experience at the colloquium.