Author: jlusink

  • Digital Learning Day #engchat

    Digital Learning Day #engchat

    As you may have heard, Wednesday, February 5 is the third-annual Digital Learning Day. In preparation, the folks at #engchat—a network of English teachers, organized by Meenoo Rami of the Philadelphia Writing Project, connecting with one another to share ideas, resources, and inspiration—are previewing Digital Learning Day during their Twitter chat on Monday, February 3…

  • From Expression to Impact: Youth Civic Engagement Enacted

    From Expression to Impact: Youth Civic Engagement Enacted

    During the month of July, the National Writing Project hosted a four-webinar series on Connectedlearning.tv. The series, Writers at Work: Making and Connected Learning, continued with our fourth and final webinar yesterday, with some great sharing and insight from our guests and a lively conversation in the chat. This webinar was hosted by Antero Garcia of…

  • Learning Pathways

    Learning Pathways

    During the month of July, the National Writing Project is hosting a four-webinar series on Connectedlearning.tv. The series, Writers at Work: Making and Connected Learning, continued with our third webinar yesterday, with some great sharing and insight from our guests and a lively conversation in the chat. Above is the archived video from the webinar. You…

  • Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) – NWP’s Summer MOOC

    Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) – NWP’s Summer MOOC

    You may have heard and seen some of the flurry of activity surrounding the NWP’s summer MOOC, Making Learning Connected (#clmooc). The kickoff for the MOOC is fast approaching. It launches next Saturday, June 15! If you wanted some more information, there are a few explanatory paragraphs included here. You should also check out the…

  • A Dive Into Connected Learning: An AEE Webinar on May 29, 2013

    A Dive Into Connected Learning: An AEE Webinar on May 29, 2013

    The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar on A Dive Into Connected Learning Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) Panelists Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, PhD, Director of National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project Mizuko “Mimi” Ito, PhD, Chair of Digital Media and Learning, John D. and Catherine T.…

  • Participatory Culture with Henry Jenkins

    Participatory Culture with Henry Jenkins

    Henry Jenkins is a well-known scholar of new media and participatory culture studies. In Reading in a Participatory Culture: Remixing Moby-Dick in the English Classroom – a recent book, co-published by the National Writing Project and Teachers College Press – he discusses an experiment to develop a new curriculum for middle and high school English…

  • A Survey of Teachers Shows that Digital Tools Are Widely Used in Their Classrooms and Professional Lives

    A Survey of Teachers Shows that Digital Tools Are Widely Used in Their Classrooms and Professional Lives

    Cross-posted from NWP.org February 28, 2013 (Washington D.C.) — A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers, and they report striking differences in…

  • Twitter: Friend or foe?

    Twitter: Friend or foe?

    As a fairly recent addition to the National Writing Project family, I’m still getting used to some of my responsibilities. One of the most challenging for me personally has been the use, monitoring, and management of Twitter. My observation and perception of it prior to this had been as a platform for posting quotidian banalities,…

  • Radio Rookies – Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

    Radio Rookies – Sexual Cyberbullying: The Modern Day Letter A

    This article – originally posted by Radio Rookies Associate Producer Courtney Stein in December 2012 –  is reposted here with with her permission. These days, many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they’re writing the rules as they go. One online trend 16-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls “slut-shaming,”…