Read. Write. Act. (RWA) Virtual Learning Community

Posted by on January 04, 2010

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) is thrilled to announce the start of a new initiative, the Read. Write. Act. (RWA) Virtual Learning Community.  This virtual professional development community will allow student leaders and campus-based literacy programs to improve program practice and literacy outreach.  Taking advantage of web 2.0 technologies including webinars, wikis, blogs, and social networking sites, selected campus teams will be invited to participate at no cost in quarterly virtual workshops on a variety of tutoring and program management topics.  They will also participate in ongoing virtual community-building and information-sharing opportunities.   Members of the RWA Virtual Learning Community will also gain access to SCALE’s library of downloadable tutoring manuals and literacy workshop agendas.  We will kick-off the program with activities honoring National Literacy Action Week (NLAW) February 1-6, 2010.

Selected Campus Teams will be awarded:

·         A year SCALE membership ($500 value)
o    Access for 2 student leaders and 1 program administrator to participate in 4 virtual conferences or institutes in 2010
o    Access to the RWA Virtual Learning Community blogs, wikis and social networks.
·         Eligibility to apply for $100 mini-grants for National Literacy Action Week
·         2 Professional Virtual Conferencing headsets w/microphone ($90 value)

Complete the application by January 5th 2009:

You will need to:

•     Tell us how your program will benefit from membership and how you can contribute to the learning community
•     Identify at least one student leader and one program advisor (faculty or administrator)
•     Agree to participate in required program events and program evaluation

Membership to the RWA Virtual Learning Community is provided at no cost to selected participants through a generous gift from the Verizon Foundation.  Funded memberships are limited.  Apply today.


The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE), a program in the School of Education at UNC Chapel Hill,  serves to mobilize and support college students and campus-based programs to address the literacy needs of this country. Through a dynamic partnership between campus and community, SCALE develops leaders who are agents of social change. For more information about SCALE please visit our website  You can also join our Facebook fan page.

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