A unique partnership formed between Michelina Manzi, professor of literacy and language at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Judith Menn, ELL Teacher at Webster Stanley Elementary is combining work of literacy instruction and English language learning (ELL) in the elementary school setting.
This July, 18 teachers from eight Wisconsin school districts came together through the Fox Valley Writing Project’s (FVWP) Advanced Institute for eight days to study English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS), CCSS Literacy Standards in Content Area Classroom Grades 6–12, and use of technology for writing instruction.
Becky Thorson-Randall, a program assistant with the special education department in the College of Education and Human Services, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh July STAR Award.
Elementary school teachers turned into students this week on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus. Nearly 70 educators were on campus during the week of June 24 to play with guitars and balloons, Slinkys and Woopee Cushions, noisemakers and straws. Really though, the hands-on play time was focused on educating educators about STEM-based activities as part of the K-5 STEM Summer Institute program.