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Ten things I've learned during this research project are: 10.  Changed my topic a few times 9. Separating pedagogy of Curriculum and Instruction 8.  Instruction as methods 7.  Curriculum as programs 6.  Student engagement in using instructional methods 5.  Writing across the curriculum 4.  Educators, Writers, and Friends - Networking, inquiry, sharing, relationship building 3.  Modeling the...
I've been calling the last couple weeks my East Coast Tour. I only played air guitar once though, and there was, regrettably, no karaoke during my excursions. I've been traveling though. Traveling, running events, coworking with colleagues, and conferencing. This post is a breakdown of what my intentions were with all the stuff I've been doing, how things went, and what I learned. #StoryCamp 2.0...
I have been sitting in front of the computer for weeks and weeks now trying to get my thoughts down. How do I introduce my work on transformation? How do I communicate my motivation to change education for the better... to a more equitable system that gets quality work accomplished? And I realized it's difficult to begin talking about my work or any transformation efforts without understanding...
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...
                        Beginning of Rant 2.jpg If Digital Is, what is digital (k)not?  Is digital work new and innovative or just the same ole hogwash, only stored in digital clouds?  What are those (k)nots and tangles that tie us up and hold things together? Does our work in school merely tie us to the master narratives of our culture—stories of rugged...
“So, tell me about what you are writing…” Suitcases are piled into the trunk, someone’s coffee cup has found a decent perch in the door pocket, and the GPS voice seems to have left us alone with 63 miles before we should veer off of I-85.   In a car full of UNC Charlotte Writing Project teachers this is just about the time that someone starts out: “What’s happening with your assessment/play/...
Steve and I, both National Writing Project Teacher Consultants, were talking about this idea of digital histories and digital right nows on our Google site. This is an online space where we have been working with other folks in the UNC Charlotte Writing Project to ponder the making of our Digital Is resources. The words from that page are really still singing in my head… digital histories and...
Youth are communicating with each other and the larger society today using a variety of digital and social media tools, but what are they saying? What possibilities do these digital tools hold for social, political, and economic change?

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