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Join us for a discussion of a new report by Common Sense Media, The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom, which explores how K–12 educators have adapted to critical shifts in technology in schools and society.

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Listen to our visit with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell who discuss their work with elementary school writers and their new book Teaching Writers to Reflect: Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop.

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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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Join in for a conversation about creating the writing life, with Stephanie Vanderslice, professor of creative writing and Director of the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, and author of The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life.

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Learn how two teachers from the Philadelphia Writing Project paired primary sources with traditional fictional texts in their classrooms to provide opportunities for students to “read the world and the word.”

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We kick-off National Poetry Month by visiting with poet and teacher Jack Powers, celebrating the publication of his new book, Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar.

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AUTHOR: Kim Jaxon
FROM THE BLOG: Kim Jaxon shares how her Writing Project site has experimented with using digital spaces to provide greater access to professional development for rural educators.

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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: Sarah Jackson
FROM THE BLOG: A unique collaboration encouraged educators to take their students out of classrooms and into public spaces and parks to write and create.

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