ENGL 551 (3 Credit hours)
Thursday sessions 5 - 8 p.m: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, and 3/10.
Saturday sessions 9 a.m.- 3 p.m: 1/22, 2/12 and 2/26.
Writing Without Words offers participants the opportunity to explore and develop classroom activities that integrate Audio and Visual media in the Language Arts Curriculum. Through readings, viewings, discussions, field trips, written reviews, and creation of peer-reviewed lessons, participants will become comfortable with and confident about using art, film, music, architecture, and pod-casts in the Language Arts classroom. Participants will also immerse themselves into the world of art and architecture by taking three field trips to view art galleries and other buildings in downtown Charleston. Finally, participants will create a "DIY In-service" by conducting, recording, and producing a podcast interview with an artist.
Junius Wright is a Language Arts teacher at the Academic Magnet High School, where he teaches European Literature and Creative Writing. Junius' curiosity about the connections between art and literature has driven him to install original artwork in his classroom, curate art exhibitions, blog for the Spoleto Festival, serve as a teacher consultant to local museums, and conduct interviews with writers, artists, dancers, architects, and musicians. As a freelance writer, Junius shares his ideas with other teachers through lessons published on NCTE's on-line site ReadWriteThink and his website at www.readingart.net.
Teachers in public and private schools in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Beaufort, and Colleton counties are welcome to apply.
Applicants, Please note: there is no need to interact with the registrar or the graduate college office -- all registration for LWP courses will be taken care of before class or on the first night of class.