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Scott Filkins

Scott Filkins

Name Scott Filkins
Location Champaign, Illinois
Role 6-12 English Language Arts Coordinator
Membership National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)   International Reading Association (IRA)
 

"ReadWriteThink is a constant reminder of what good ELA teaching looks like. Focusing on building skills and knowledge in the context of engagement in authentic literacy practices should be an inspiration to teachers who are burdened with the narrow demands of standardized instruction and assessment."

Scott Filkins has worked as an educator in the Champaign Unit 4 schools in a variety of roles, including English teacher and department chair, reading teacher, instructional coach, and (currently) curriculum coordinator for English Language Arts, grades 6-12. Scott also co-directs the University of Illinois Writing Project and is a doctoral student at Illinois in curriculum and instruction, with a focus on language and literacy and writing studies.

Scott worked at the National Council of Teachers of English on the ReadWriteThink.org project and currently serves on the ReadWriteThink advisory board for the International Reading Association. He is the author of Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment (NCTE, available October 2012). He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his son Colin.

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