Rebecca Burnett, the Director of Writing and Communication at Georgia Tech, and Brittain Fellows Jesse Stommel, Lauren Curtright, Melanie Kohnen, and Roger Whitson applied for the award, which will be presented at the NCTE Annual Convention in Chicago (November 2011). The team will also receive a check for $2000 given on behalf of the Beck Foundation.
The team received the award because the Writing and Communication program has “shown persistent, innovative and imaginative application of media analysis and media composition in English studies.”
The largest professional organization for English/language arts in the US, the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) also includes members from around the globe.
Receiving this award reinforces our program’s national presence as a model of excellence in multimodal communication.