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coverr.jpg "Overall, this project was a rewarding experience. It took a lot of thought to create the structure. Not only did we have to conjure an idea, but we also had to convert it into a tangible object,"Patrick & Wilson, 10th Graders   I'm not an architect, nor do I have any training on how to design a building. But this summer, I was inspired to teach...
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The Skype session with Chris was helpful as he put Common Core instruction into perspective for me.  He remarked that the standards are about habits rather than morsels of knowledge. - Travis While the three WMWP facilitators brought in different backgrounds and areas of knowledge, it was decided early on to tap into video conferencing as a way to bring in even more voices and expertise for the...
Last Saturday at the Literacy Essentials Conference at CCSU, CWP-Fairfield 2012 teacher, Colette Bennett, presented a workshop called: "High Tech Reading Circles" with colleagues from her school. Colette stepped up  literacy leadership in the state partially through a small enhancement fund CWP-Fairfield made available to teachers through the NWP SEED Teacher Leadership grant). The presentation...
IMG_5908.JPG I began an inquiry project last fall for a digital literacy course I was taking, using the perennial question of how to sustain the writing process in an elementary classroom given both the time constraints and less than enthusiastic responses to many writing suggestions from my 8 and 9 year old students. I played around with a variety of possibilities...
This was originally posted on my blog: My Squirrelly View of Education and on the NWP eAnthology 2010. I don’t know about you, but I am continually amazed at our world of instant collaboration and communication. The tool doesn’t seem to matter, be it Twitter, Facebook, or Skype. What matters are the people. Over the last couple of years, online I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of...