2015 SummerWrites Online Community
May 15 – September 30, 2015
The SummerWrites Online Community (formerly known as the NWP E-Anthology) is a social forum that invites National Writing Project teachers to publish their writing and reflections, and to respond to the work of colleagues. This year, SummerWrites will be hosted in a Google+ community .
SummerWrites was developed with three main purposes:
- to introduce summer institute participants to the national network of sites
- to serve as an opportunity for online publication and response
- to provide a collegial online social forum for Writing Project teachers.
Integrating SummerWrites into your Invitational Summer Institute program allows fellows to participate in a collegial social forum at the national level. It provides a venue for writing and feedback, and fosters the exchange of ideas about teaching writing.
Past participants have posted a wide variety of content: instructional resources, descriptions of their Writing Project sites and institutes, comments about high-stakes testing, responses to readings, drafts of stories, original poetry, and much more.
Although the SummerWrites platform is intended primarily for summer fellows in invitational summer institutes to share their writing, it is open to the National Writing Project community as a whole.
How to Participate
Become a member of the SummerWrites Google+ Community by joining now: SummerWrites Google+ Community .
In the left column of the community you'll see categories related to the community. You may also want to tag your posts with a tag related to your site (i.e. #BAWP15) to make all posts from your site easier to find. Check out this FAQ for more guidelines.
For more information, contact Tanya Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.