A Collection of Knowledge from the National Writing Project
Welcome to the NWP Knowledge Base
AUTHORS: Marcie Wolfe and Pat Fox FROM THE BLOG: The leaders of the Write/Learn/Lead Knowledge Base team introduce the site, explain what's in it and how it came to be, and offer suggestions for navigating and using it.
Literature, Identity, Agency: Civic Engagement in the Classroom
AUTHOR: Janelle Bence FROM THE BLOG: High school ELA teacher and NWP teacher leader Janelle Bence explores how civic engagement forms the essential "why" of her classroom practice, helping students consider their identities, values, and connections to communities big and small.
The College, Career, and Community Writers Program in the Middle School
AUTHOR: Kathy Kurtze FROM THE BLOG: Chippewa River Writing Project teacher-consultant Kathy Kurtze explores how the College, Career, and Community Ready Writers Program's curriculum is perfect for harassing the energy of her social and demonstrative middle schoolers into civil discourse and thoughtful argument writing.
Report from the Spring Meeting: Building New Pathways to Leadership
AUTHOR: Bud Hunt FROM THE BLOG: A reflection from Bud Hunt on NWP's Building New Pathways to Leadership initiative.
Responsible Change in a Complex World
AUTHOR: Steve Fulton FROM THE BLOG: The results of student civic action projects are inspiring and exciting, but the presentation of these often final products obscures difficulties, false starts, and frustrations. Steve Fulton digs into the messy, uncomfortable learning that makes authentic projects so meaningful.
KNOWLEDGE BASE CATEGORIES
Resources and articles created and curated by National Writing Project site leaders to support classroom practice, teacher leadership, and professional development.