Jeff Wilhelm on Inquiry and Motivation in English Language Arts
Thursday, February 10, 2011 4-4:30PM ET/ 1-1:30PM PT
Jeffrey Wilhelm, Ph.D. Professor, Boise State University
Author of Expert 21, ReadAbout, THE 10
Dr. Wilhelm, a leading teacher, author, and professor at Boise State University, will share research-based strategies on using inquiry for engagement and motivation in the English language arts classroom.
A classroom teacher for fifteen years, Dr. Wilhelm is currently a professor at Boise State University, where he teaches courses in middle and secondary level literacy. He works in local schools as part of the Professional Development Site Network (PDSN) and is the founding director of the Boise State Writing Project. Dr. Wilhelm is the lead author of Expert 21, a new core English language arts curriculum featuring engaging literature and informational texts, as well as inquiry-based learning so students build understanding and knowledge of the world in which they live, learn and work. He is also the author or coauthor of numerous books on literacy and teaching, including the following Scholastic professional resources: Engaging Readers & Writers With Inquiry, Improving Comprehension With Think-Aloud Strategies, Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension, Reading IS Seeing, and Getting It Right.