Roundup: Literacies for ALL from Columbia, SC #wlu19 @ncte_wlu

Enjoyed giving two keynotes for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Whole Language Umbrella (WLU) Summer Institute this past week in Columbia, South Carolina!

The titles of my keynotes for the preconference workshop and opening session were “Past, Present, and Future: Will US democracy thrive without community-based education?” and “Embracing Diversity: 5 ways to advocate for meaningful inquiry and policy” Here’s a roundup of a few pictures and Tweets from the events that cover some of the themes we talked about.

The food!

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Cauliflower tacos and a loaded potato in SC!

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The love was mutual! Unfortunately, In my new Dean role at the University of Kentucky I won’t be able to do as much keynote speaking but I still might be available depending on the circumstances so please reach out to

What Is NCTE?

Through collaboration and community, shared stories and shared experiences, NCTE supports teachers and their students in classrooms, on college campuses, and in online learning environments. For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

What is WLU?

WLU is an organization made up of local whole language groups and individual members who come together under the umbrella to network and discuss issues related to whole language theory, research, and pedagogy.

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