A new storytelling project in Kansas City—supported by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant—builds community among diverse high school students.
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An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
Teachers are using Letters to the Next President 2.0 to engage their students with civic and political issues, and to amplify their students’ voices on the issues that matter to them.
Every Friday from June 17-August 19, teens can submit an essay in The New York Times Learning Network’s summer reading contest by outlining what current events they found to be the most interesting in The Times that week.
Our partner Edutopia explains how Letters to the Next President 2.0—hosted by the National Writing Project, KQED and Educator Innovator partners—can productively bring the presidential election into classrooms to improve students’ argumentative writing and media literacy.
A unique initiative is giving teachers and museum educators the chance to design programs that blend science and writing for youth, educators, and community members.
Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore, MD, shares a personal look behind his writing and teaching practice. This piece was featured on the Teaching Channel’s blog, Tchers’ Voice, and was his response to the upcoming National Day on Writing prompt, “#whyiwrite.” On October 20, everyone is invited to celebrate writing, community, and voice through the hashtag #whyiwrite. Sean is a 2014 National Teacher of the Year and a Teaching Channel Laureate.
Inspired by the TV show, this Shark Tank was developed by National Writing Project educators as a format for teachers to tap into students’ feedback on curriculum-in-process. When it comes to the effort it takes to writing and to write well, students are investors.
Each November, over 2,000 K-12 educators bring literary fun and adventure into their classrooms through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). One educator, Seve Isaacs, shares his story below, as well as the results he sees in students long after the month is over. A group of high school biology students were told to write a […]
New digital literacies have affected all areas of life, including the way that we practice politics and experience political life. So it is no surprise that educators who focus on civic engagement and the civic mission of schools are looking at new ways to involve youth in community life through digital tools, and in productive […]