Saturday, September 26, 2015

My North Dakota Story website

We are excited to announce a new site available to teachers that is designed to support writing and community-building.

Called "My North Dakota Story," our project aims to cultivate community through storytelling. Whether we've been in North Dakota for a day or we've lived here all our lives, the state is a character in our stories. We're inviting others to tell their stories by asking, "What's your North Dakota story?"

The site offers writers the opportunity to tell their stories in words, pictures, or videos, which can be submitted for posting. While our emphasis is on serving teachers and their students, we do have room for community members to tell their stories, too. We imagine teachers sharing stories found on the website with their students, inspiring their young writers. There are other resources at our site for teachers, too. Find writing prompt ideas, Pinterest boards full of helpful website links, and a Facebook page for connecting with other North Dakota teachers and writers.

We hope you’ll swing on by our site and stay for a while. We cultivate community by inspiring storytelling. That’s our North Dakota story; what’s yours?

-Angela Hase, Red River Valley Writing Conference TC
-Kim Rensch, Red River Valley Writing Conference TC
-Erika Dyk, Northern Plains Writing Conference TC