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NWP's Current Feed Content
  • NWP Radio—Assignments Matter: Creating Engaging Writing Assignments
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Type: Event Join us for NWP radio, where we interview writers, educators, and youth about the teaching, learning and practice of writing. Listen live or view the archive here at NWP.org...
  • NWP Radio—I Am From Project
    Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Type: Event Join us for a conversation with George Ella Lyon and Julie Landsman, hosts of the I Am From Project, about countering divisions of race, culture, and equity through poetry, artwork, videos, music and dance around where we are from as a nation...
  • The National Afterschool Matters Fellowship
    Friday, June 30, 2017 Type: Resource The NASM Fellowship engages professionals in the out-of-school time field in a process of leadership development where they learn to reflect on, study, improve, and assess their work with a view toward improving its quality and impact. Listen in on this conversation with fellows about their self-selected research topics...
  • Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: A Conversation with Fred Hamel
    Thursday, June 22, 2017 Type: Resource Fred Hamel, author of Choice and Agency in the Writing Workshop: Developing Engaged Writers, Grades 4-6, joins NWP Radio to talk about why upper elementary children need ways to become literate as kids, not merely as prototypes of adults or teenagers...
  • NWP Teacher-Leaders Innovate and Collaborate During Summer Sessions
    Thursday, June 15, 2017 Type: Press Release This summer, more than 3,000 teachers committed to improving the writing of the country's K-12 students will work face-to-face and in online communities to share and learn new ways to teach writing, engage colleagues, and enhance their leadership through the National Writing Project (NWP)...
  • Rethinking Research: Reading and Writing about the Roots of Gentrification
    Thursday, June 08, 2017 Type: Resource Linda Christensen explains a unit on gentrification, wherein students at a predominantly African-American high school in Portland, OR explored the roots and drivers of the gentrification rapidly transforming their neighborhood through primary source research, role-play, neighborhood exploration, and historical fiction writing...
  • Small Moves and Radical Acts: Cultivating Understandings of Connected Learning with Future Teachers
    Thursday, June 01, 2017 Type: Resource We talk with teacher-educators working to leverage the language, the opportunity, and the design principles of Connected Learning to support learning and teaching in a rapidly changing literacy landscape. We discuss the small moves and the radical acts that colleagues all over the country have been working on, with a specific focus on work with future teachers and teacher educators...
  • Establishing, Maintaining, and Sustaining the Writing Center&mdash;A Chapter From <em>They're All Writers</em>
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Type: Resource Professors Jennifer Sanders and Rebecca L. Damron outline steps for establishing a student-led peer tutoring writing center, important questions to make sure your center fits your local context, and tips for sustaining a center through teacher fatigue and district-level change...
  • Using Drama to Extend the Reader&mdash;A Chapter From <em>You Gotta BE the Book</em>
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Type: Resource This chapter examines disengaged and struggling readers, arguing that the source of their struggle is an inability to create and step into a "story world," bringing to bear one's own experiences, interpretations, and prior knowledge in order to create meaning along with the text. Wilhelm then demonstrates, through a series of case studies, how drama activities can scaffold this process, helping these readers appreciate the stories they read for the first time...
  • NWP Radio&mdash;The National Afterschool Matters Fellowship
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Type: Event The NASM Fellowship engages professionals in the out-of-school time field in a process of leadership development where they learn to reflect on, study, improve, and assess their work with a view toward improving its quality and impact. Join us for a conversation with fellows about their self-selected research topics...