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The Cooney Center Fellows
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encourages research, innovation, and dissemination to promote children's learning. Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of digital media and learning. This professional development program offers opportunities to:

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on Feb 3, 2011
by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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NWP Digital Is has a feature that now allows you to share content via Twitter, Facebook, as well as other social networking sites. You'll notice a quick link at the bottom of all collections, resources and discussions.

Happy sharing!

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on Dec 7, 2010
by The Current
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As many members of the Digital Is community prepare to go to the National Writing Project and National Council of Teachers of English conferences in Orlando, Florida next week, we thought we'd pass along an invitation to contribute to a session led by Bud, Troy and Sara. Here's how they frame the invitation on their blogs:

A conference session is a waypoint, a time and place to check in on where we’ve
been, but more important, where we’re going.  So before we get to that
waypoint, let’s take a moment to share our own reports from cyberspace as a way
of starting this conversation.  Here is an open Google doc where we’ve left space for you to jot some thoughts as we move into our time together.  If you can join us for the session at NCTE, great.  But if not, and you’d still like to report or check in, feel free
to do so.

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on Nov 10, 2010
by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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Digital Is contributors and curators Christina Cantrill, Dave Boardman, and Anne Herrington will introduce the DIgital Is website to site leaders at a focused session at the NWP Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL next week.  Stay tuned for reflections on how site leaders think about using the website in their ongoing work.  The website builders are eager for even more user feedback and visioning.

Meanwhile, whether you are at the session or not, let us know what you think!

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on Nov 8, 2010
by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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Site-builders Bill Fitzgerald, Christina Cantrill, and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl joined the Teachers Teaching Teachers webcast last night.  Contributors and curators Kevin Hodgson, Chris Sloan, Bud Hunt, and Paul Allison also joined hosts Susan Ettenheim and Paul Allison for a discussion of the Digital Is launch.  New visitors to the site, along with contributors like Gail Desler, provided builders with a great window into the site's launch and usability.  Big thanks to all who joined us and provided feedback.

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on Nov 4, 2010
by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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Welcome to the launch of the National Writing Project's new focused collection of resources on the teaching of writing in a digital age. Today we're going through the count down. By the time you read this, we will have lift-off.

The National Writing Project is the premiere teacher network in the United States focused on the teaching and learning of writing. You can still learn all about us at our central website at www.nwp.org.  But there's no mistaking the impact of both the development of new digital tools for composing and of the internet as a global communications and collaboration space. What it means to write, to research, to publish, and to work together has changed dramatically in the last few decades.  As educators, we know our teaching must change too.

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on Oct 31, 2010
by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

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