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Announcing a summer fellowship for secondary teachers interested in exploring 21st century literacies through performance and the teaching of literature (open to teachers of all disciplines). Accepted teachers receive $1,000 stipend for full participation.

The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program is recruiting High School Teachers and College Faculty to serve as AP Readers for AP English Language at the June 2014 Reading.

Smarty Gras: PCC Spring Writing Professional Development Day by Anthony T. Sovak, "Build Soil"

The Summer Institute is accepting application via email and postal mail - to learn more, visit tthe programs webpage:

Good news! Norah Booth (Summer Institute, 2008) wrote an interview of Alberto Rios that has been published in Poets & Authors! Q&A: Ríos Named Arizona Poet Laureate

(Re)marking on Equity and Education with Marginal Syllabus

Friday, September 01, 2017
Type: Resource
The Marginal Syllabus was created during the 2016-17 school year to convene and sustain conversations with educators about issues of equity in teaching, learning, and education. The Marginal Syllabus embraces an intentional double entendre; partnering with authors whose writing may be considered marginal—or contrary to—dominant education norms, and online conversations with authors occur in the margins of their texts using web annotation.

Handwringing Moments in Teaching&mdash;A Chapter from <em>Assessing Writing, Teaching Writers</em>

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Type: Resource
Assessing Writing, Teaching Writers, by Mary Ann Smith and Sherry Swain, introduces the Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC), a writing rubric/assessment tool developed over time by researchers and educators, which has long been the centerpiece of National Writing Project scoring conferences. In this introductory chapter, they highlight the decisions that went into its creation, and emphasize its potential to create a common language for teachers and students to use for discussing and improving writing.


Elyse Eidman-Aadahl and Jacob Lewis (National Writing Project and Figment, 2013) 

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To celebrate the National Day on Writing (October 20, 2011), Figment, National Writing Project, The New York Times Learning Network, and Edutopia teamed up to present a festival of words and ideas that asked, Why Do You Write? It's a straightforward question with a million complicated answers. Here are 60 from young writers all around the country explaining why writing is so important to them.

Excerpt from the book:

"I write because I want to confront myself. I want to dredge up buried pieces of me and put them together in words. I want to show myself who I was, who I wish to be and who I am." 
- Louise Edwards

About the Authors
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl is the Director of National Programs and Site Development at the National Writing Project.
Jacob Lewis is the co-founder and CEO of Figment.