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Intersections: A Short History of an Innovative Collaboration

In 2011, Dr. Mark St. John of Inverness Research brought together Dr. Judy Buchanan from the National Writing Project and Bud Rock and Margaret Glass from the Association of Science-Technology Centers to brainstorm ways in which these two large, far-reaching networks might work together.
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A Different Kind of Field Trip

In San Diego, teachers and museum educators joined forces to create a new model for museum field trips—one that pleased students, teachers, and museum curators alike.
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Shared Inquiry: A Means to Building Sustainable Partnerships between Organizations

By Chris Butts and Michal Lauer
Chris Butts and Michah Lauer of the Boise State Writing Project share lessons learned from their work developing a partnership between the Boise State Writing Project and the Discovery Center of Idaho. Embedded, readers will find a set of questions they may find useful in beginning new…
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#queercomposing: A Virtual Open Summer Institute Focused on Composing the Multiplicities of Our Experiences

By National Writing Project
This NWP Radio show invited facilitators to describe how they will support participants in coming together to create brave spaces in writing instruction that centers writing and composing models at the intersections of queer, BIPOC, and feminist voices.
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Beyond Storytime: When Teachers, Authors, and Illustrators Meet

In April 2020, with school buildings closed for COVID-restricted shelter-in-place, NWP Writers Council members, teachers, and children’s book authors and illustrators came together to rethink the stand-alone storytime and the traditional “author visit.”
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Beyond the Storytime Livestream, Livestream

With schools closed for shelter-in-place, NWP Writers Council members, teachers, and children’s book authors and illustrators came together to rethink the stand-alone storytime and the traditional “author visit.”
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Beyond Storytime: Sharing Works-in-Progress to Support Young Writers in Understanding Authors’ Craft

Listen to this conversation between children's book authors and illustrators Shanda McCloskey, K-Fai Steele, Mika Song, and Ana Aranda along with Texas educator and NWP teacher-leader Katie McKay.
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Strengthening Disciplinary Literacy

By Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
Disciplinary literacy is about the particular focus on reading and writing in a discipline or content area, the unique texts and strategies that constitute a discipline. This collection contains a small set of resources to start to explore disciplinary literacy.
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Today’s Reasons Why We Need Students to Write for Authentic Audiences

By Katie McKay
Why students’ voices, interests, stories, and experiences should reach real readers and some ways to support this.
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Let 'Em Shine ~ Elevating PBL

By Sandra McLaughlin and Angela Stokes
A year-long project-based learning project called Let It Shine which connected students across three high schools to ask questions surrounding local monuments and their stories.
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Lessons in Linked Learning and Maker Education from the Wonder Workshop

By Paula Mitchell
Teachers at Grass Valley Elementary engage young people in exploring their interests and found that Project Based Learning with a focus on Maker Education increased student engagement and empowerment. Included are examples of student work, links to Maker kits, prompts, and templates.
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Seize Your Future: Career Passion Projects

By Kelly Guilfoil
Educators in the Lake Stevens School District in Washington give students the chance to earn failed credits over a three week program by pairing project-based learning with students’ own career ambitions. Included are samples of student work and PBL student surveys.
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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