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GA Kennesaw Mountain WP Sponsors Writing Contest About Place to Honor KMWP Fellow

Posts by: megjoanna on Mon, 2015-11-09 09:12 with 0 comments

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project created a writing contest to honor a writing project fellow who created community in her classroom through place-based writing.  The program continues to develop and grow.

MN Minnesota Writing Project Shares Helpful Websites

Posts by: kcmckay on Wed, 2013-10-30 17:35 with 0 comments

MWP shares several sites that may be of help to other NWP sites throughout the states.

Additional MWP resources that might be helpful to other sites:

Certificate in Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy

Minnesota Writing Project on Facebook

Minnesota Writing Project on Twitter

Newsletters:

TX San Antonio Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute Goes Digital

Posts by: benbates on Mon, 2015-12-14 21:48 with 0 comments

As Site Director Dr. Roxanne Henkin says, the San Antonio Writing Project “made the decision to go completely digital in 2007, which means that everything about our site became digital.”  With the help of Technology Liaison Dr. Lennie Irvin, the SAWP provides access to a digital library of articles on multiliteracies, multimodal digital literacies, English Language Learners, writing process and professional development.  Together, ISI participants read Create, Compose, Connect!

TX San Antonio Writing Project, Six Other Sites Collaborate To “Write For Texas”

Posts by: benbates on Mon, 2015-12-14 21:42 with 0 comments

In conjunction with The San Antonio Writing Project and six other Texas Writing Project Sites, the Texas Educational Agency launched an initiative in 2014 to promote writing across the curriculum in middle and high schools in areas where students score poorly on the STAAR Writing Test.

TX San Antonio Writing Project Offers Vital Professional Development To Texas Teachers

Posts by: benbates on Mon, 2015-12-14 21:36 with 0 comments

Supported by a growing roster of bilingual teacher consultants, a continuing, characteristic focus on teaching English Language Learners, a record of in-service activities including an annual teachers’ conference, and professional development contracts with a number of regional school districts, the San Antonio Writing Project enjoyed a banner year of service in 2015.  During a series of “Super Saturday” workshops and school year contracts with South San Antonio, Harlandale, and North East Independent School Districts, SAWP teacher consultants shared ideas and experience

TX San Antonio Writing Project Offers Mission San Jose Writing Camp

Posts by: benbates on Mon, 2015-12-14 21:30 with 0 comments

With funding provided by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas – San Antonio, San Antonio Writing Project teacher consultants conducted a week-long summer writing camp for students in grades 4 to 6 in July, 2015.  The Mission Library event was one of three camps sponsored by SAWP last summer, designed to provide professional development as well as meet young writers’ creative and artistic needs--needs that are difficult to meet in school, where writing for standardized assessments has become a prime focus.

 

Illinois Writing Project Celebrates National Writing Day and Launches Strategic Three to Five Year Growth Plan

Posts by: LucindaJuarez on Mon, 2015-11-16 23:21 with 0 comments

Along with celebrating National Writing Day with over 100 teachers in attendance and launching a three to five year strategic plan, the Illinois Writing project embarked on responding to greater community needs and building upon a Family Academic Literacy focus.  "The 2014-15 Writing our Future: Family Academic Literacy Project NWP Grant to IWP was designed for families with children at Linne Elementary School in Chicago to participate in three family literacy writing workshops that replicated classroom writing and focused on narrative (Fall), informational  (Winter) and opinion (

NV Great Basin WP focuses on reading/writing connection and writing with technology

Posts by: LucindaJuarez on Tue, 2015-11-17 00:50 with 0 comments

NV Great Basin WP focused on the reading/writing connection and provided its TC's with books, a magazine and use of iPads to explore researching and writing. "GBWP supplied participants with Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones and Peter Roy Clark’s Writing Tool: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writers; the project also gave each a year’s subscription to The Sun Magazine." Due to its rural setting the NV Greater Basin searched for ways to keep the writing  and connections working.

TN West Tennessee WP Offers PD for Teachers at Young Writers Conference

Posts by: nicoletteamann on Sun, 2015-12-06 15:59 with 0 comments

TN West Tennessee partners to offer PD to teachers who attend Young Writers Conference. 

TN Upper Cumberland WP Offers Stand-Alone Writing Workshops

Posts by: nicoletteamann on Sun, 2015-12-06 15:35 with 0 comments

Upper Cumberland Writing Project describes and reflects on their three recent writing PD workshops. 

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