September 28, 2019
At the Junior League of Houston
WILLIAM VAN CLEAVE, M.A.
WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES:
WHY IT MATTERS & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Students are expected to write in each discipline, but instructors often struggle to develop appropriate and useful writing assignments, scaffold them effectively, and build writing time into their classes. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will learn how to teach students to write effectively across the content areas, and they will leave this workshop with strategies they can implement the very next day with their students.
William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. An internationally recognized speaker with an interactive, hands-on presentation style, William has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools both in the United States and abroad since 1995. The author of three books, including Writing Matters and Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where to Find It, as well as a number of educational tools and activities, William has served as a classroom teacher, tutor, and administrator at various points in his career. He received his B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from The College of Wooster (1990) and earned his M.A. in English from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (2001).