National Writing Project

January 2017   Graphical Calendar ›

  • NWP Office Closed for the Holidays

    December 31, 2016 – January 2, 2017

  • Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources—An Educator Innovator Webinar

    January 10, 2017
    This webinar will highlight strategies for representing multiple perspectives and addressing difficult topics, and discuss criteria for selecting and using primary sources in instruction, including thinking about audience, historical context, and point of view. More ›

  • NWP Radio—Composing Science

    January 19, 2017
    Join us for an interview with Kim Jaxon and Leslie Atkins Elliott, authors of Composing Science. We'll talk about teaching writing, teaching science, and how to create classrooms in which students use writing to learn and think scientifically. Kim and Leslie will talk about concrete approaches for engaging students in practices that mirror the work that writing plays in the development and dissemination of scientific ideas, rather than replicating the polished academic writing of research scientists. They will also address a range of genres that can help students deepen their scientific reasoning and inquiry. More ›

  • NWP Radio—Writing Our Lives and Hosting Writing Conferences for Youth

    January 26, 2017
    Since 2009, young people in central New York have had opportunities to participate in Writing Our Lives, youth conferences and after school programs that support the writing young people love to do. Dr. Marcelle Haddix, originator of the movement, collaborated with Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall, who has brought the youth conferences to southern Connecticut through his role as the Director of Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield. To date, over a dozen Writing Our Lives conferences have been hosted where young people attend workshops by professional writers, youth advocates, and performers. Writing Our Lives - A History of Hosting Writing Conferences For Youth shares the history of the work and offers ideas for supporting the writing of young people in other parts of the country through similar writing conferences. More ›

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