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About Spreading Roots: K-12 Outreach
Spreading Roots is an outreach project designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and pre-service teachers interesting in a model of teaching and learning designed to help students become Writing Researchers. In a Writing Research classroom, student research drives instruction for writing assignments.
The Let’s CHAT podcast focuses on the strategies, experiences, and experiments in teaching for the Writing Program. As such, it’s conversations with instructors for (mainly) instructors.
Beyond 101 focuses what it’s like to learn in our Writing Program. The guests are undergraduates and it’s meant to be easily used in the classroom. As this is a new resource, our podcasts are still being produced.
If you’re visiting this page because you’re a new instructor for the Writing Program at Illinois State University, congrats! We’re so excited to have you! Use this page as a jumping-off point to get familiar with what you’ll be doing when you arrive.