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NWP Practitioner Badge: Public Criteria

Summary: The National Writing Project’s Practitioner Badge indicates that the recipient has shared their teaching practice as part of a leadership program at a local Writing Project site or through an initiative of the National Writing Project and is recognized as a teacher-leader with expertise in teaching and learning at...

NWP Teacher-Leader Badge: Guidance Criteria

Summary: The National Writing Project awards badges to educators who have organized, led and/or taken part in leadership-development events focused on the teacher as leader. The guidance criteria for earning the Teacher-Leader Badge are detailed on this page.

Rural Voices Radio

Summary: Rural Voices Radio, a product of the National Writing Project’s Rural Voices, Country Schools program, celebrates what is “genuinely good, genuinely rural” about America’s rural schools. Each half-hour program comprises original poems, stories, and essays by teachers and students from Writing Project sites across the country about the places...

What if You Crave Books but Your Library is Closed?

Summary: We and our students might be craving books while we’re home but without the resources to drop lots of cash at Amazon or iBooks or Barnes & Noble. What we want is that magical institution which is a library, of course. But what if your library is closed? If you...

Getting Started with Disciplinary Literacy

Summary: Disciplinary literacy is about the particular focus on reading and writing in a discipline or content area, the unique texts and strategies that constitute a discipline. This collection contains a small set of resources to start to explore disciplinary literacy.

NWP Teacher-Researcher Badge: Public Criteria

Summary: The National Writing Project’s Teacher-Researcher Badge indicates that the recipient has completed teacher research as part of a leadership program at a local Writing Project site or through an initiative of the National Writing Project and is recognized as a teacher-leader with expertise in this topic at their local...

NWP Teacher-Leader Badge: Public Criteria

Summary: The National Writing Project’s Teacher-Leader Badge indicates that the recipient has completed work as part of a leadership program at a local Writing Project site or through an initiative of the National Writing Project and is recognized as an experienced teacher-leader at their local Writing Project site and/or by...

Considering the 5-Paragraph Essay

Summary: The 5-paragraph essay: it is frequently derided, but hard to avoid. This collection explores the critique of the 5-paragraph essay, and considers how we could move beyond it to more creative and authentic forms of academic writing.

NWP Advocate Badge: Guidance Criteria

Summary: The National Writing Project awards the Advocate Badge to educators who have organized, led and/or taken part in leadership development events focused on advocacy. The badge recognizes educators’ contributions as education advocates in their schools and communities and on the wider national stage. The guidance criteria for earning the...

NWP Practitioner Badge: Guidance Criteria

Summary: The National Writing Project awards badges to educators who have organized, led and/or taken part in leadership development events focused on the teacher as practitioner. The guidance criteria for earning the Practitioner Badge are detailed on this page.