Teachers’ ‘Day of Learning’ conf...

Teachers’ ‘Day of Learning’ conference focuses on writing, literacy

Helping teachers at all levels to learn more effective ways to teach students writing and to improve their learning process is the goal of the upcoming Fall Conference on Writing and Learning at MTSU.

The Middle Tennessee Writing Project will conduct the “Day of Learning” event in the College of Education Building on campus on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Conference registration cost is $45 per person until the day of the event; it rises to $50 per person for on-site registration.

The conference, which will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature a panel of local educators who will discuss the ways testing data can be used to help teachers improve instruction. Following the panel discussion, participants will be able to choose from several breakout sessions led by area teachers that feature effective ways to improve student writing and learning.

The Middle Tennessee Writing Project serves the greater Middle Tennessee region as one of more that 200 networked sites that form the National Writing Project, a professional development model for teachers of kindergarten through college.

The MTWP focuses on improving writing instruction, helping teachers use writing as an effective teaching strategy in other areas, and developing teacher leadership as a means to reform and improve education.

For more information about the Fall Conference or about professional development opportunities for teachers through the Middle Tennessee Writing Project, please contact Dr. Ellen Donovan at 615-898-5981 or Dr. Ron Kates at, or visit the MTWP website at