ELA Summit – Successful English Language Arts Transitions


On Friday December 2, 2016, Hawai’i P-20 hosted the English Language Arts Summit College and Career Readiness in English Language Arts. This statewide summit convened Hawai‘i State Department of Education and higher education administrators, ELA faculty, ELA teachers, and teacher preparation faculty to share best practices for college and career readiness in English Language Arts. One main objective for the summit was to promote discussions about strengthening English Language Arts transitional pipelines from high school to the gateway courses in higher education. This included the unveiling of the new 12th Grade transition course, Expository Reading and Writing. The keynote speaker was Jennifer Fletcher, author of the new book, Teaching Arguments: Rhetorical Comprehension, Critique, and Response. Other speakers included reading and writing experts from across the state including Hawai‘i State Department of Education teachers and University of Hawai‘i faculty.

Below are copies of presentations and other materials:
– ELA Summit – Opening Comments
– Keynote: Teaching Arguments Rhetorically: Crossing the Threshold of Deeper Learning
– Lunch panel presentation: Spotlight Schools: Increasing the Number of Students Placing Directly into ENG 100 While Decreasing the Number of Students Placing into Remedial English Courses
– Taking the Rhetorical Approach to College, Career, and Community Readiness: The Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum

– Hawaii CC Pathways Model and Placement
– SpringBoard Writing Workshop
A Partnership for Preparing Students for College Level Writing
Student Expectations for Success in College Level English Courses