In July of 2014, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) will launch a new education initiative – a sustained, six-month teacher professional development program which focuses on writing pedagogy. Through its interdisciplinary, dynamic public programming, CHF is perfectly positioned to support educators from a variety of disciplines to teach writing. This program comprises two tracks. The summer/fall portion is for teachers of grades 8-12 and will culminate in a student-focused Fall festival program. The winter/spring track for teachers of grades K-8 will center around a performance in Stages, Sights & Sounds (CHF's annual international performance festival). Both tracks include two-day professional development (with CPDUs), access to a writing pedagogy expert, the opportunity to collaboratively develop unit plans, free matinee presentations for students, and online video resources. Space in the meeting is limited so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Jeanette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educators attending this session will receive a complimentary ticket to the public program with author, Mohsin Hamid, immediately following the meeting (6-7 p.m.)