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Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, director of National Programs and Site Development at the National Writing Project, was interviewed at the recent Digital Media and Learning Conference about writing in today's context and in the future, as well as the role of educators in teaching writing.  ...Now we can see that the tools are not the issue and, in fact, they are becoming ever easier to use. They allow us to...
“Human beings construct meaning as spiders make webs...This is how we survive, our primary evolutionary business. We differ from other species in that clusters of human beings have constructed alternative visions to be passed on, often reshaping them in the passing. We live, more than any previous generation, in an era where these visions meet, each potentially compensating for the blind spots of...
TTT #283 - 2.8.12 - 47:47 min.   Paul Allison was so inspired by George Mayo’s “conversation” at Educon 2.4 the last weekend of January http://educon24.org/conversations/Empowering_Students_Through_Documentary_Filmmaking that we invited him and his filmmaking colleague, Joel Malley to join us for this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers. (Please subscribe: http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?...
The power of stories—whether telling our own, listening to those of others, or building them from our imagination—has a deep connection to human development and learning. Telling stories allows us to learn about ourselves, but it is also an act of “mutual creation involving interactions and understanding between teller and listener” (1).  For museums, storytelling can tap into personal, cultural...
Reposted from DMLCentral.net For years, a common method for teaching writing in elementary and secondary school was the five paragraph essay. Lately this style of essay has fallen out of favor, for a variety of reasons. However, one of the most compelling reasons to avoid teaching the five paragraph essay is that it is a form of writing that isn't really found out in the wild. That is, you don't...
What are your plans for National Digital Learning Day #DLDay on February 1, 2012? /site-blog/what-are-your-plans-national-digital-lea/3369 Enjoy this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, recorded a week before the big day. +Paul Oh helped us invite this amazing list of guests. They are listed below, along with one thing we've asked them in our conversation about Digital Learning Day. +Natalie...
To support learning more about the ways that teachers lead in online public spaces in the context of an ethnographic research class I took last semester, I followed five of my colleagues, all writing project teacher-consultants, online for one month between September and October 2011 and then interviewed them about their work in November. I chose these specific teachers as they represented a...
How do teachers get started? What can we learn from the digital journey of other educators? The resources here function both as stories of teachers who struggled and figured something out and as examples you might start with in your own classroom.
Grounded in the National Writing Project’s teachers teaching teachers model, the CoLab is a community of diverse and accomplished K – University practicing teacher-researchers conceptualizing our classrooms, schools, districts and learning settings as cultural landscapes for learning. We originate as the Piasa Bluffs Writing Project at SIUE, and are a growing community of NWP sites confabulating...
Educators offer instruction, support, guidance, opportunities, challenges, resources, but how do teaching and learning really occur in out-of-school media literacy education programs? This resource takes a deeper look at some key characteristics of pedagogy in two youth media programs in the Philadelphia area. As part of my Stoneleigh Junior Fellowship with Research for Action in 2010-2011, I...

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