Jane Frick, retired English Professor and former Prairie Lands Director, Heidi Mick, Platte County High School communication arts teacher and PLWP In-services Director, Michele Irby, Lathrop High School mathematics teacher, Jennifer Vermillion, Mid-Buchanan Spanish teacher, and Valorie Stokes, Platte County High School media specialist participated in the National Writing Project Resource Development Retreat in Golden, CO, July 30-August 3. The NWP invited Prairie Lands to develop an online institute, Content Area Literacy Practices in the Common Core Era.
Michael Charlton published his article "Performing Gender in the Studio and Postmodern Musical" in the journal Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media.
Michael Charlton published his article "The Swiss Army Knife Approach: The Challenges of the ePortfolio as a Multidisciplinary Assessment Instrument" in the journal Programmatic Perspectives
Jeanie Crain Served on AQIP Systems Portfolio review as a member of the team and as editor for the completed review.
Tom Pankiewicz, English Instructor and Prairie Lands Writing Project Director, Terri McAvoy, PLWP Teacher Consultant, and Joy Bettis, Pershing Elementary School Grade 6 teacher, attended the SEED Elementary Professional Development and Evaluation Launch Institute in Chicago, July 30-August 2. In June, Prairie Lands was awarded a $20,000 SEED Grant from the National Writing Project to conduct a minimum of 45-hours of professional development in argumentative/opinion writing for teachers, grades 3, 4, and 5, at Pershing. The in-service series began on August 27.