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From Young Writers Camp to Young Adult Literacy Labs: CT Connecticut-Fairfield Finds New Ways to Revitalize Youth Programs

Summary: The Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield’s adaptation of its traditional Young Writers Camp to a series of Young Adult Literacy Labs (YALLs) provides food for thought for site leaders designing new or considering changes to existing youth

Are You the Teacher Who Gives Parents Homework?

Author: Carole Chin Summary: In this chapter from the NWP publication, Cityscapes, an elementary teacher describes how she uses the writing of students and their families to build community, honor family cultures and languages, and provide a forum

The Write Time with Jarred Amato and Sean Astle

Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Apple / Android / Spotify In this episode of The Write Time, Jarred Amato the co-founder of Proje

The Write Time with Author Nic Stone and Educator Kim Herzog

Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Apple / Android / Spotify NWP Radio, in partnership with the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield and Pengui

Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar: Jack Powers, Poetry & A Career of Teaching Writing

Your browser does not support this format, but you can download this episode wherever you get your podcasts. Download | Subscribe: Apple / Android / Spotify To celebrate National Poetry Month , NWP Radio visited with poet and teacher Jack Powers, c

Writing Our Future Through Family Literacy Projects (NWP Radio)

Summary: In this NWP Radio Show, writing project leaders discuss their family academic literacy projects, developed as part of the Writing Our Future Initiative. Based in high-needs schools around the country, this work provides support and interacti

Understanding Community Literacies as Foundational to Teaching Excellence

Author: Toni M. Williams, Diane DeFord, Amy Donnelly, Susi Long, Julia López-Robertson, Mary E. Styslinger, and Nicole Walker Summary: This article from the NCTE journal Language Arts reviews several professional books that explore issues of equi

The Ubuntu Academy: An Immigrant and Refugee Youth Writing Camp

Summary: Ubuntu, a Bantu word that translates as “I am, because we are,” is the guiding philosophy behind the CT-Fairfield Writing Project's two-week literacy lab designed to invite immigrant and refugee youth into writing spaces that honor their

Change the Readings, Change the Site: Addressing Equity and Access

Author: Wilma Ortiz and Karen Sumaryono Summary: Recognizing that while their site programs were primarily serving the needs of suburban teachers in a service area that encompassed a large population of urban schools, teacher leaders at the Connec

Youth Camp Agendas, Outlines, and Schedules

Summary: Starting a new youth writing camp at your site? Looking to infuse new ideas, writing activities, or approaches in your existing youth programs? Looking for creative and innovative ways in which other sites are using “out-of-school” space