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Call for Vignettes for Highest Honors: A Guide to Undergraduate Research

August 18, 2015

Originally posted on HighestHonors:

Call for Vignettes for Highest Honors: A Guide to Undergraduate Research

Call for Vignettes: We’re soliciting vignettes (100 to 500 word written answers) to questions as listed for each chapter of Highest Honors: A Guide to Undergraduate Research. If your vignette is selected for publication in the book, you will receive $100.00 and will be required to sign a release form from Teachers College Press. Your vignette may be edited. You will be able to review the vignette and the chapter that it appears in several times before it goes to press.

 Vignettes are due by June 1st 2016.

 Send questions and completed vignettes to ahchar@wm.edu

Chapter 1: Why This Book is Important

What does it mean to you to transition from being a student to being a scholar/undergraduate researcher?

What do you wish you’d known about college academics, especially undergraduate research, in your first year or…

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Join us July 18 & 19th at the Linguistic Institute in Chicago, Illinois for a Engaged Scholarship in Linguistics: Partnering with Educators to Communicate about Language Variation Workshop

February 25, 2015

Learn more here: https://lsa2015.uchicago.edu/events/engaged-scholarship-linguistics-partnering-educators-communicate-about-language-variation

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 9:00am to Sunday, July 19, 2015 – 3:00pm

Location: TBA, Chicago, IL 60637

This 2-day workshop is designed for both novice and seasoned researchers who are interested in learning more about working to apply linguistic insight to educational and social change. The positioning of linguistics as a discipline that lies at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and STEM sciences provides scholars with numerous possibilities for applying our research findings to address persistent the opportunity gaps that often face culturally and linguistically diverse students. The workshop will introduce participants to important theoretical, ethical, and logistical considerations when working with educators, students, parents, administrators, and local communities in order to maximize our impact as linguists and promote collaborative, sustainable models of engaged scholarship.

Our books are now available on Kindle and Nook!

December 13, 2014

Both of our books are now available digitally!

  • Find Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools on Kindle and on Nook
  • Find We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom on Kindle and on Nook!

Just in time for a holiday gift for your favorite educators!

Anne’s Articles on Language Variation on Slate.com’s Lexicon Valley

October 20, 2014

“Which English You Speak Has Nothing to Do with How Smart You Are” and “The Language of Maya Angelou”:  Check out Anne’s recent articles on language variation on Slate.com’s Lexicon Valley!

We Do Language is the College of William & Mary Book of the Month

December 5, 2013

Our new book, We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom, is the book of the month at the College of William & Mary!

Watch the video below to learn about our research process for the book.  Our message to secondary English educators:  “Don’t leave a student’s decision whether – and where – to attend college solely to guidance counselors, parents, after-school programs and coaches. They’re your students. Incorporate the college decision into your curriculum.”

We Do Language is now available!

September 11, 2013

Our book, We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom, is now available through Teachers College Press, on Amazon, and on Barnes  & Noble.  Click here to view our book website and click here to “like” our page on Facebook!

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Those Who Can…Teach!

July 8, 2013

Anne has been featured on With Good Reason radio on NPR about our NSF-funded work on language and culture in STEM classrooms. There’s also a great interview with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski at UMBC about educating all students to succeed in science and engineering and why it matters!

Listen to the story here!

“Much bigger than technology or classroom space, the most important factor in determining student success is having a good teacher. In two 15-minute sessions, Bob Pianta (University of Virginia) can tell whether a teacher is good or bad—regardless of their subject matter. Plus: Heralded by Time as one of the ten best college presidents, Freeman Hrabowski (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) has helped build UMBC’s reputation as a top school for students of color in STEM fields. And: Surprisingly, sometimes the problem in math class is not with numbers, but with words. Anne Charity Hudley (College of William and Mary) believes teachers need to be more aware of how cultural language differences can put some students at a disadvantage in the classroom.”

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