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The deadline to apply is tomorrow for the Memorial Library Summer Seminar on Holocaust Education in NYC. Don't miss out on this life-changing event. http://bit.ly/1vEQuyp
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A fun concept art writing prompt from the folks at i09.com: Write a story about artist Goro Fujita's, "Half Moon." http://bit.ly/1awdltF
The phases of the moon get a bit fanciful in this week's writing prompt, by artist Goro Fujita. Tell us your tale about this character and their rather unusual lunar job.
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Our game design partner, +GlassLab Games, is looking for middle school math teachers to playtest Creature Caretaker, a puzzle game that teaches ratios and proportional reasoning. Get more info, including how to sign up for the field study, here: http://bit.ly/1AxxIA5
Attention, innovative educators! GlassLab is excited to invite you to build your students' critical thinking and proportional reasoning skills in our new game, Creature Caretaker! About the Game. Creature Caretaker is a digital game that empowers students to explore and develop the skill of ...
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Hear how teachers in our network embody leadership in their schools and classrooms in this recent NWP Radio archive. http://bit.ly/1LJnG2o
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"I propose that to begin a culture of innovation, you begin by providing teachers the time to evaluate and discuss these key questions as they plan to integrate connected learning into their classrooms."
+Janet Ilko, a San Diego Area Writing Project teacher-consultant, in a guest post at the Digital Learning Day blog: http://bit.ly/1LCGT63 #DLDAY
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You're invited to a special episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers tomorrow, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. PST/9:00 p.m. EST. Author +Renee Watson will talk about her new YA novel, This Side of Home. She will be joined by Director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, +Linda Christensen, who was her English teacher at Jefferson High School in Portland, Jefferson High School teacher, +Kulak Andrew, and sophomore +Sydney Kelly. Don't miss this important conversation about home, gentrification, writing novels, and teaching. http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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Grading papers this weekend? Check this out on your break...
College professor and author, John Warner, walks us through his taxing process of grading student papers and explains why it's a good thing that it is so time-consuming. http://bit.ly/1EujY8R
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May 1-2, the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers will host the "Literacy Unbound: Exploring Text Across Multiple Modes" conference at Teachers College in New York City. Conference keynote speakers are Dr. Ruth Vinz and NWP colleague, Dr. Jeff Wilhelm, director of the Boise State Writing Project. Seating for this conference is extremely limited. Register early to ensure participation. http://bit.ly/1LQVt82
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Did recent research on education confirm or debunk what we thought to be true about teaching, learning and policy? In "5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014," nprEd summarizes the key findings from the +American Educational Research Association's 10 most-read articles. http://n.pr/1Ac2Osb
Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.
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The deadline to nominate an Educator Innovator as a Digital Learning Champion has been extended by a week. All it takes is a 15-second video or photo, and a 250-character description (that's less than two tweets!) Submit your nomination by March 7. http://bit.ly/172T1Oc
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Congratulations to Donna C. Dillahunty, an Arkansas Delta Writing Project teacher-consultant, on being selected as a 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year State Finalist! http://bit.ly/1wdRLhJ
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Pinterest may be the secret powerhouse of educational sharing. Here are 20 power tips that you can use in many areas of your school or classroom. http://bit.ly/18hTcXe
Pinterest is an educator's dream come true because of its many options for curating and sharing ideas, displaying student work, and building a PLN.
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The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.

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Writing is essential to success in school and the workplace. Yet writing is a skill that cannot be learned on the spot; it is complex and challenging. Through NWP's professional development programs, teachers in all subject areas and all grade levels learn new strategies to help their students become accomplished writers and learners.
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