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Rejuvenated Wyoming Writing Project Takes Professional Development on the Road

Publication: The Laramie Boomerang
Date: July 21, 2016

Summary: The Wyoming Writing Project, resurrected two years ago by teacher-consultant turned PhD student Tia Frahm, is touring the state this summer providing day long professional development programming for K-12 teachers.

 

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Personal growth is just as important as new teaching skills, Spiker said.

'We believe teachers have to be confident in their own writing,' she said. 'If they aren't strong, they might avoid teaching it.'

During her first time in the Missouri Writing Program, Frahm said such confidence translated directly to her classroom.

'Once I saw myself as a writer, it was no longer intimidating to teach,' she said. 'When you have 30 different writing personalities in the classroom — once you see yourself as a writer, it's just easier and opens a lot of doors.'

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