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UTSA hosts writing conference for area teachers

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(Jan. 30, 2008)--The UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in the College of Education and Human Development hosts the second annual San Antonio Writing Project Writing Connection Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 in Frio Street Building Room 1.406 at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango St.

The keynote speaker is San Antonio Express-News columnist Cary Clack. Coordinated and hosted by UTSA Professor Roxanne Henkin, founder of the San Antonio Writing Project, the conference is free and open to the public.

The annual event for area teachers and writers provides innovative ideas to incorporate writing into the classroom. UTSA instructors will conduct panel discussions for the event. Participants will earn three hours of professional development credits.

"This conference is a wonderful way for UTSA's highly skilled professors to reach out to the local community and provide teachers with fun and exciting ways to teach their students," said Henkin. "With the guidance of NWP's teachers-teaching-teachers model, we provide opportunities for teachers to share their knowledge, expertise and teaching practices."

Founded in 2005, the San Antonio Writing Project is dedicated to improvement of teaching writing in Texas classrooms from kindergarten to college.

For registration and parking information, call (210) 458-5427 or visit the San Antonio Writing Project Web site.

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