Monday, October 25, 2010

Live in Elluminate with Jim Burke Today - Teaching English and Social Networking

Join me today, October 25th, for a live and interactive webinar with Jim Burke, author, teacher, and the creator of English Companion Ning: "Where English teachers go to help each other."

Date: Monday, October 25th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page

After spending his first three years at Castro Valley High School, Jim Burke began teaching English at Burlingame High School where he has been since 1992.

Prior to becoming an English teacher, Jim taught special education, first in private schools and later in North Africa where he served in the Peace Corps in the mid 1980s. Starting in 1998, he began writing about teaching, focusing on not only English Language Arts but also adolescent literacy in general.

Since 1998 he has published almost twenty books, the most notable of these being The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession, published by Heinemann and available in its third edition. In addition, he now serves as a senior consultant to the Holt McDougal Literature program. More recently, he has taken on new responsibilities with the NCTE and College Board. He was elected this year to the NCTE Secondary Section, and has also been appointed to the College Board's Advanced Placement Course and Exam Review Commission for the English Literature and Language courses. When he can, he speaks to and works with teachers around the country, though he doesn't do this much during the school year since he teaches every day. What he really enjoys, though, is just the daily work of teaching and sharing the lessons he has learned along the way from his fellow teachers and his wonderful students.

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