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Texts and Teachers

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Texts and Teachers is a curriculum-development program and university/high school collaboration that has been operating since 2000. The project offers dual-credit linked classes to more than 400 high school students in ten area high schools each year. High school teachers are involved in designing courses to be taught, making them partners in a shared educational project. Participating teachers work with a UW faculty member to design a new course in a summer workshop that is then taught on a regular basis at both the UW and in high schools, with visits back-and-forth by UW faculty and the high school students.

Building on the successful creation of a third course in 2013 (“Margins and Centers”), this year’s Texts and Teachers will enroll four new teachers in summer workshops, where they will work with Anu Taranath (English) and Gary Handwerk (Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media: "Literature and the Environment") to add enrollment capacity in high schools that have seen growth over the past few years (Franklin High School and Roosevelt High School in the Seattle School District; and Eastlake High School and Lake Washington High School in the Lake Washington School District).  

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