Steve Zemelman

Steve Zemelman is a school reform expert who directs the Illinois Writing Project and works to build long-term sustainability of school improvement. He has guided the start-up of a number of innovative schools in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois. His main expertise is in literacy, whole-school development, and teacher leadership. His newest effort is to help teachers build support for their work in the public sphere through their stories about teaching, at the website . With several partners he has written many professional texts, including the latest edition of Best Practice now subtitled Bringing Standards to Life in America’s Classrooms; plus 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community;  Content Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide; Subjects Matter: Every Teacher’s Guide to Content Area Reading; Rethinking High School; History Comes Home: Family Stories Across the Curriculum; and A Community of Writers: Teaching Composition in the Junior and Senior High School. Formerly he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University.

Who Should Attend: Teachers in all content areas and administrators, Grades 6-13 (although strategies can easily be modified and used by elementary teachers J). Receive 6 CRUs for attending!

Registration: Please click here to complete the online registration from to attend Steve’s workshop. Please indicate your lunch preference on the registration form.  Register below!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 (please cancel within 48hrs of workshop if necessary)

Cost to Attend:  FREE, including lunch catered by Panera and a copy of one of Steve’s books