Dinner and Dialogue Returns!

Erin Busch-Grabmeyer (right) consults with fellow teacher participant Rose Daum during the 2010 CRWP Summer Institute

Join us for Dinner and Dialogue on February 23, 2015!

Between 2005-2012, we held a couple of Dinner and Dialogue gatherings each semester in order to facilitate communication and conversation between the secondary and post-secondary English teachers.

The events were organized and paid for by Central Michigan University, Mid Michigan Community College, and the Clare-Gladwin Regional School District. High school teachers from over a dozen schools in our area participated, as well as many college and university faculty. So, we want to start the conversation again, and we now have a new partner: Saginaw Valley State University. And, while the focus is on teaching writing in high school and college, all are welcome to attend.

Please join us for the renewal of the Dinner and Dialogue series including — a pizza dinner, some door prizes, and a presentation from Marcy Taylor and Elizabeth Brockman of CMU: ““What Do Professors Really Say about College Writing?” — on Monday, Feb. 23 from 5:00-6:30 in Mt. Pleasant. Details are in this Dinner and Dialogue Flyer Final (Feb 2015).

In short, the events are free to you and your colleagues, so please share this message widely!

Also, if you could, we are trying to get a rough estimate on the count for food and door prizes. If you could fill out this quick survey, it won’t commit you to attending, but will help us with planning. Even if you can’t come, please fill out the survey so we can be in touch.

Thanks in advance for sharing the news and planning to join us in two weeks!

Lucia Elden, Mid-Michigan Community College
Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
Sherrin Frances, Saginaw Valley State University

Fall 2014 PD: Mt. Pleasant Area Literacy Exchange

Listen. Write. Teach.

Join us for collegial conversations about literacy learning.

Janet and Steve PhotoThis fall, we begin a new series featuring local teachers who will share their ideas, inspiration, and enthusiasm with you, the pre-service teachers of CMU and K-12 colleagues in our region. These events are free and open to the public, and will be held on the second Thursday evening of each month.

On Thursday, October 9th, join Steve Markey, a teacher from Woodcrest Elementary in Midland as he invites students to express their opinions in “The Great Penny Debate.” Then, on Thursday, November 13th, join Janet Neyer, a teacher from Cadillac High School, to learn about Google Apps in Education.

Download our MPALE Flyer (Fall 2014).

Sessions will be hosted at Mount Pleasant High School, Room 111

  • Snacks @ 6:45 PM
  • Session begins @ 7:00 PM

The Mt. Pleasant Area Literacy Exchange unites pre-service and in-service English and Language Arts teachers to promote literacy education. Partners include the Chippewa River Writing Project, the National Council of Teachers of English Student Affiliate at CMU, the CMU English Education program, and Max and Emily’s Eatery.