Saturday, November 23, 2013
Join us for an interview with Bob Moses, founder of the Algebra Project, followed by a discussion with Writing Project directors and teacher-consultants who have been collaborating to focus on students struggling in the bottom quartile. We will discuss what we have been learning about acceleration versus remediation, the development of identity and agency, and the power of focusing together on learners least well-served by current systems.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Type: In the News
Bud Hunt of the Colorado State University Writing Project is one of ten "Champions of Change" named by the White House. This honor celebrates educators who are taking creative approaches in using technology to enhance learning for students in their local communities.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In this online course, we will discuss the composing, teaching of the featured text type, our ideas, own writing and reflections. The leadership group will consider how to leverage informational texts and the Common Core for PD and site development.
Monday, November 18, 2013
In a reprise of a National Writing Project Annual Meeting session, Jie Qi of the Responsive Environments group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and David Cole and Jennifer Dick of Nexmap.org and its I/O (Inside/Out) program, walk you through the building of low-cost circuits that allow writers to hack the traditional notebook and tell stories with interactivity. Tune into this webinar to learn how you can work with circuits, writing, and your creative impulse to turn the writer's notebook into a repository of STEM-powered storytelling.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Holocaust Educators Network announces 24 fellowships for middle school, high school, and college faculty to attend the Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in New York City.