Archive for the 'English Teaching' Category

Proyecta 100,000 Comes to WKU

As some of you may heard via the article on WKU News, the WKU English Department will host a group of 7 Mexican scholars during the month of June as one of the first steps of Proyecta 100,000. If you’re anything like me, your first questions is: “What is Proyecta 100,000?” According to the Bilateral Forum of Higher Education, Innovation and
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South Korea and I–Teaching English Abroad

Sometimes English majors are cornered into thinking that there are only a few career options available to them. However, recent graduate Ms. Teresa Witcher shows that’s not true by “exploring the other side of English,” and what she found changed her life forever. Today, Witcher is on her way to Busan, South Korea to teach English in a public school
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Tis the season to meet Holly, fa-la-la!!

Holly Logsdon is a senior pursuing an English degree, majoring in creative writing with a minor in professional writing. In addition to being a non-traditional student, Holly works at the Office of Student Financial Assistance, and is an intern for Dr. Rob Hale working with him on the STEPS Program. She spoke with me about the experiences she’s had as
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Meeting the Youngblood

Dr. Alison Youngblood is a new professor here at WKU’s English Department. You could say she’s the young blood!! Dr. Youngblood is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She has undergraduate degrees from economics and international affairs from Florida State University, and her Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in ESL education from the University of Central Florida. Watch the video to find
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Dr. Otto Helps Revolutionize Teacher Ed with the CEPT Program for PCAL and the School of Teacher Education

Our own Dr. Peggy Otto was featured in the Spring 2014 WKU Arts & Letters Magazine for helping to innovate a new and unique program for secondary teacher education called Clinical Experiences in the Practice of Teaching (CEPT). Learn more about the partnership between Potter College of Arts and Letters and the School of Teacher Education to form the CEPT program
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Mashup Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Restless Digital Natives

Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation | MindShift  Is this the summer to finally do justice to Melville’s opus mundi, Moby Dick?  I think I will have another go at it, but this time I am going to get some help from Henry Jenkins and Erin Reilly.  They have written a participatory learning guide to the work that
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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Hi there fellow English majors! I hope everyone is going to have a good finals week! I got lucky and did not have to take as many as I was supposed to 🙂 This is the last week I am going to be doing this weekly post because of my internship ending and the fact that I have tons more
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Dr. Sandy Hughes Gives Us “The Poe Show”

You could call Dr. Sandy Hughes an Edgar Allan Poe fanatic–and she’d agree with you! She collects everything Poe, and is happy to share her collection with students in her classes each semester. As Dr. Hughes calls it, “The Poe Show” is displayed during the time of the semester when her students are studying Edgar Allan Poe. She also plays
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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Good afternoon everyone! I hope all is well and all of your final projects and tests are not due in the same week 🙂 This week I have interviewed Leta Summers, who is an English for Secondary Teachers major here at WKU.

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Hi everyone! I hope all is going well during these last weeks of school. This week I had the opportunity to interview Laura Mahaney, who is an English for Secondary Teachers major here at WKU. This is what she had to say about her chosen major: I, ironically, started out as a Marketing Major which seems to be the exact opposite
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