Technology and Writing Workshops

Photo: Teacher Consultants in Computer Lab

TCs at Work in Computer Lab

Saturday, December 4, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, BWP will be offering three continuity workshops. Technology and Writing is the theme of the day. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in two workshop presentations, with three concurrent sessions and repeat one of them:

Jason Rickles (BWP 2010) presents “Discussion Forums and Social Networking in a Writing Curriculum.”

Valerie Librizzi (BWP 2008) leads folks through Practical Applications of Glogster,” the electronic poster webapp.

Fred Haas (BWP 2008) demonstrate “Incorporating Video Production in Your Classroom on a Shoestring,” in two repeat sessions.

The day will begin with a brief meeting where our summer institutes convened, Healey Library, fourth floor, room 031. Then participants will move to choice of first session. After a small break we will switch to the second sessions.

Come, join us for fellowship and learning. Please RSVP:
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BWP & Partners Launch Charlestown High Writing Center

Image: Charlestown High School students at new writing center

Charlestown students working at new writing center - Photo by Sara Brown for

This month the Boston Writing Project, partnering with University of Massachusetts Boston, the Calderwood Foundation, and Charlestown High opened the school’s new writing center. The second recipient of a competitive grant to create writing centers in Boston Public Schools, Charlestown’s new center will offer a full program including one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and more.

BWP leaders Dr. Steve Gordon and Dr. Denise Patmon have been instrumental co-coordinators of the Calderwood Foundation grant that made the writing center possible. Charlestown and Brighton are the two sites that received funding for the writing centers.

In addition to Gordon and Patmon, BWP Director Dr. Glenn Mitchell was on hand for the Charlestown inauguration. All three are appear in a recent Boston Globe article.

NWP Launches New Digital Is Website

Image Digital Is Logo

NWP launches Digital Is website in November 2010

In addition to November being the month of NWP’s Annual Meeting, this month also ushered in the new NWP Digital Is website. Part knowledge base, part professional community, and part teaching provocateur, the Digital Is website explores the art and craft of writing, as well as associated teaching and learning of writing practices. However, this site is also designed to spark innovation and thought regarding education and culture in the new digital landscape.

A joint effort of NWP and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative, Digital Is culminates years of research and work. Focused on the art and craft of digital composition, the site is divided into four areas of focus, including a deep collection of curated work and projects from the NWP teacher network and drawing from community resources.

Teacher Consultants and more are encouraged to join the community, discuss, and participate.