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.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Type: Resource Fred Hamel, author of Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: Developing Engaged Writers, Grades 4-6, joins NWP Radio to talk about why upper elementary children need ways to become literate as kids, not merely as prototypes of adults or teenagers.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Type: Press Release This summer, more than 3,000 teachers committed to improving the writing of the country's K-12 students will work face-to-face and in online communities to share and learn new ways to teach writing, engage colleagues, and enhance their leadership through the National Writing Project (NWP).
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Type: Resource Linda Christensen explains a unit on gentrification, wherein students at a predominantly African-American high school in Portland, OR explored the roots and drivers of the gentrification rapidly transforming their neighborhood through primary source research, role-play, neighborhood exploration, and historical fiction writing.
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Type: Resource We talk with teacher-educators working to leverage the language, the opportunity, and the design principles of Connected Learning to support learning and teaching in a rapidly changing literacy landscape. We discuss the small moves and the radical acts that colleagues all over the country have been working on, with a specific focus on work with future teachers and teacher educators.
Friday, September 15, 2017 Type: Resource Get ready for this year's 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing, an online "teachers teaching teachers about technology" event that focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of writing in digital spaces in the K-12 classroom, hosted by the University of Michigan Schools of Education and Information and Oakland Schools, and engaging many Writing Project sites and teachers.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Type: Resource Professors Jennifer Sanders and Rebecca L. Damron outline steps for establishing a student-led peer tutoring writing center, important questions to make sure your center fits your local context, and tips for sustaining a center through teacher fatigue and district-level change.
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.
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.