CSU–Pueblo to host day long writing workshop with writing expert

The Southern Colorado Writing Project (SCWP), in partnership with Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo School District 70, and Colorado State University-Pueblo, will sponsor a one-day professional development institute featuring educator, scholar, and author Dr. Tom Romano of Miami University on Jan. 30.

The event will take place from 8-a.m.- 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the CSU-Pueblo Occhiato University Center Ballroom. Romano will conduct a plenary workshop from 8-10 a.m. and an afternoon breakout session. Participants will attend the plenary session and three breakout sessions conducted by K-20 educators who will focus on writing-across-the-curriculum and writing-to-learn strategies and issues relevant across disciplines and grade levels. Lunch will be provided.

Romano is a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he has taught English methods and writing since 1995. Before earning his doctorate at the University of New Hampshire, he taught high school students for 17 years. He has written many articles, essays, and poems about teaching English. His books include "Clearing the Way: Working with Teenage Writers" (1987), "Writing With Passion: Life Stories, Multiple Genres" (1995), "Blending Genre, Altering Style: Writing Multigenre Papers" (2000), and "Crafting Authentic Voice" (2004).

The event is free to CSU-Pueblo employees, Pueblo City Schools and Pueblo School District 70 faculty and staff as well as SCWP members. Otherwise, registration is $15 per person. Because of limited space, early registration is recommended.

To register, contact Rosi Deltonto, Pueblo School District 70 at rdeltonto@district70.org or at 295-6518.

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