Blogging: Combining Scholarship and Service

Sunday, 29 November 2009, 18:42 | Category : Education Technology
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I have spent the last two weeks deeply immersed in conversation centered around digital literacy.  As a member of the National Writing Project and the technology liaison for the Chippewa River Writing Project, I was fortunate to have been invited to attend a new event this year held as a precursor to the annual meeting.  [...]

Teachers, Writers, Leaders

Educational Leadership Teachers, Writers, Leaders Lieberman and Friedrich capture the essence teacher leaders.  Much has been written about leadership, defining, what it takes to be a leader, lead a company, a project, a group; yet leadership in education is different.  The authors proclaim that teacher leaders are the key to school reform.  If this is [...]

Creating a Circle of Learning

What a great overview of the shared experience repeated by so many teachers who participate in a National Writing Project Summer Institute. I’ve been involved with NWP for the past four years and through my interactions with teachers both at the local, state and national level, the message is clear: the NWP model is a [...]

Networks as Learning Communities: Shaping the Future of Teacher Development

In many schools, both K-12 and higher education, there is a no expectation for active participation and organizational support as a critical part of the school environment.  Whereas networks are sensitive to the notion that building a sense of community through the creation of collaborative groups is an essential component for the development of a [...]