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Just because school is out for the summer, that doesn’t mean your creative journey needs to be put on pause. This August, embark on a writing tour of America with #TeensWriteAcrossAmerica Marathon (TWAAM)! Hosted by teen writers for teen writers, this writing marathon will take you around the country as you meet with peers in a judgment-free virtual space to explore your creativity.

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In this episode, we visit with 826 National about their report that aims to bring writing education to the forefront of public, policy, and funding conversations by examining its current state and issuing a call to action to the field.

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Scholars, teachers, and activists working in together through networks such as #BlackLivesMatter and #educolor, have been working to create and update resources for educators to use both in their teaching, and perhaps more significantly, in their own journey toward anti-racism. Given that the majority of public school educators are white women, many of these will Read More

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The WRITE Center, a national research and development center focusing on secondary writing, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the UCI School of Education, and the National Writing Project hosted free livestreaming events that showcased three acclaimed authors of professional books for teachers on academic reading and writing. Jim Burke: Wednesday, June 26 Read More

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AUTHOR: Chris Sloan
FROM THE BLOG: Author Chris Sloan shares how he provides opportunities for students to have compelling online conversations about their research while also producing a high-quality traditional research paper.

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AUTHOR: Katie McKay
FROM THE BLOG: Katie McKay shares the process and examples of student work from a year-long journey of deep professional development to create responsive curriculum that grows authentic, enthusiastic, and motivated writers in elementary classrooms.

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AUTHOR: Kate Rowley
FROM THE BLOG: Kate Rowley writes on how a team of UCLA Writing Project teacher-consultants worked to bring meaningful literacy and writing experiences to English learners whose classrooms often exist in isolation, using resources from our College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP).

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AUTHOR: Nicole Mirra
FROM THE BLOG: From Connected Learning to Connected Teaching, a special issue of CITE Journal, examines the need to bring the transformative principles of connected learning into teacher education, and explores some of the work already underway.

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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.

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