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Laraine Herring is an educator, author of award-winning fiction and non-fiction, and our newest Writers Council member! Welcome Laraine! http://bit.ly/2kpoHsk
Website of Laraine Herring, author of novels and non-fiction books on writing.
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Read the beautiful “Declaration of Inter-Dependence” by Richard Blanco, the 2012 Inaugural Poet and a member of our NWP Writers Council: http://bit.ly/2kkQgTE
By Richard Blanco. Such has been the patient sufferance... We're a mother's bread, instant potatoes, milk at a checkout line; her three children pleading for bubble gum and their father. We're the three minutes she steals to page a tabloid, needing to believe even stars' lives are as joyful and bruised.
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Interested in civic-action projects or project-based learning? Revisit our NWP Radio episode with teacher Liz Robbins and Steve Zemelman, director of the Illinois Writing Project: http://bit.ly/2jDUjcP
From Inquiry to Action: Civic Engagement with Project-Based Learning. Date: September 8, 2016. Summary: Student civic-action projects facilitate project-based learning, while illuminating and supporting the incredible capacity of young people to work together to tackle problems and improve their ...
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New book! “They’re All Writers” examines peer writing tutoring at the elementary level, and provides teachers with everything they need to start and facilitate a peer tutoring writing center. The book is by Oklahoma State University Writing Project teacher-consultant Jennifer Sanders and former director Rebecca L. Damron, and is available at a discount at the NWP Bookstore: http://bit.ly/2k7VeCZ
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Rescheduled from last week: we speak with Kim Jaxon (Northern CA Writing Project teacher-consultant) and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of Composing Science, about engaging students in practices that mirror the role that writing plays in developing and disseminating scientific ideas: http://bit.ly/2igUkPe
Events. NWP Radio—Composing Science. January 12, 2017. Rescheduled due to technical issues. Please follow this page or NWP social media channels for updates. Join us for an interview with Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of Composing Science. We'll talk about teaching writing, ...
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The Word Lab, a program of the Santa Cruz Young Writers Program and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, creates an open-ended and imaginative afterschool space for young students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to write and reflect. The program is funded in part by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant through Educator Innovator, a collaboration between the NWP and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign: http://bit.ly/2ipvHA0 #WeAreLRNG
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- through eighth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity, creating an open-ended and imaginative space for writing and reflection after school. To enter the Word Lab, an afterschool writing center in Santa Cruz, California, students must first walk ...
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“She clutched her chest, smiled, and said, ‘I feel it in my bones. My hands can’t keep up with my thoughts.’” Greater Madison Writing Project teacher-consultant Jen Doucette on young writers’ moments of inspiration, and how to encourage them: http://bit.ly/2jlaKIx
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Listen: Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott discuss teaching students to use writing to advance their scientific inquiry, using the notebooks of famous scientists as models: http://bit.ly/2jc3NaV
A Conversation with the Authors of Composing Science: A Facilitator's Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom. Date: January 19, 2017. Summary: We discuss teaching writing, teaching science, and how to create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically with Kim Jaxon ...
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Tonight: Episode 1 of EdTech Currents, a brand new show hosted by Troy Hicks, director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, that aims to create dialogue about ed tech informed by, and informing, the latest scholarship. Tonight’s episode features Dr. Jennifer Weible of Central Michigan University, discussing integrating technology into STEM programs: http://bit.ly/2k9Mt8b Show airs at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.
Welcome to EdTech Currents! Hosted by Troy Hicks, our first webinar will be streaming live this Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017 at 8:00pm EST.
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The latest issue of Young Writers Project, Inc.‘s digital magazine The Voice features entries in their The Fierce Urgency of Now contest: http://bit.ly/2iYlC0m
Young Writers Project's monthly digital magazine featuring best teen writing, photography, audio and video. Also, prompts, writing tips, personal narratives, poetry, essays, interviews, writing tips, posts from youngwritersproject.org, photo gallery.
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Check out KQED Learning‘s lesson plans and resources for teaching tomorrow’s inauguration, as well as the first 100 days of the new administration: http://bit.ly/2jdbZIQ #2nextprez
A president’s inaugural address and first 100 days are widely seen as indicators of what an administration has in store. Use these resources to explore the upcoming inauguration and first 100 days with your students.
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Have you seen something about #NetNarr? Kean University Writing Project Director Mia Zamora explains how you can join the innovative new digital storytelling collaboratory: http://bit.ly/2jyrpuK And keep an eye out in the coming weeks for a series of webinars on the community!
By now you have possibly caught wind of Networked Narratives – a networked “collaboratory” in digital storytelling. Our open connected course embraces the notion of being “digital alchemists…
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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.