Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer vacation? not exactly

As the 3,300 teachers who attended National Writing Project (NWP) professional development institutes this summer start school this fall, they will be returning with new ideas to help students improve their writing. They will also be better connected with colleagues—and therefore better equipped to teach their students how to write in this digital age. (from NWP)

Summer was busy for the Red River Valley Writing Project. We had our invitational summer institute in Fargo, something that will extend our reach and increase our site's capacity. And then there was the Barry Lane Blitz, a week-long open institute led by outreach coordinator Pam Fisher and teacher consultant Marci Glessner. The RRVWP summer calendar concluded with an advanced institute on social media led by teacher consultant Carmyn Juntunen.

Though it was a busy few months, it was productive and exciting....a promise for what lies ahead.