Lights, Camera, Social Action!
Kate McKay shares student work from her fourth grade class as they complete a unit on discrimination and describes how the students’performance of the work completely unended the audience's biased expectations of their school. Shown here are examples of student storyboarding as well as links to inspirational texts.Read more
Amplifying Student Voices
Dave Boardman makes the argument that writing online not only makes writing digital, it transforms it into interactive, changeable communication. He tells the story of inviting his students to participate in an online community with other writers across the country and includes references for study.Read more
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: What Are the Roles of Teachers and Schools in Creating Responsible Participants?
Laura Beth Fay presents the work of Henry Jenkins, Director of Media Studies at MIT, Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. Included is a video interview with Jenkins and passages from the publication.Read more
Our Many Trips Around The Sun: Inspired by Agate Fossil Beds
This resource is available to support place-based writing outside anytime of year and comes with related resources and age-level recommendations. Originally developed for Write Out (writeout.nwp.org).Read more