Groups engage in learning @ NWP Digital Is!
Several colleagues of mine who teach at the University level have asked me, over time, about their preservice and/or other graduate students engaging here at the NWP Digital Is website and community. Writing Project sites too often organize and convene local study groups and other forms of group learning among educators. I thought I would take a moment then and share a few views into some ways I’ve seen groups engage here @ NWP Digital Is.
Digital Is often is used as a “text” and in support of discussions. Right now, in fact, you can see groups of pre-service students from Antero Garcia and Cindy O’Donnell-Allen’s classes at the Colorado State University, discussing resources that they found here (you are welcome to join these discussion too!):
- Using Media to (Re) Claim The Hood: Essential Questions & Powerful English Pedagogy
- An Evolving Writing Classroom
Digital Is has also been a publishing forum for many groups, many of whom used the built-in drafting/response tools to work together before going public. Examples include:
- The UNC Charlotte Writing Project’s Digital Is (K)not links many teacher inquiry projects together that were published here;
- Kim Jaxon and two of her students, Anthony Miranda and Sarah Macie Skipwith, worked on Youth Blogging: Tutoring as Collaboration & Co-Authoring together;
- A group of teachers from the Maine Writing Project were also in a literacy and inquiry class at the University of Maine and published their work to Digital Is. Some examples include:
And Digital Is has been also a text for supporting conversations in other spaces, such as the Making Writing and Literacy Learning Connections at P2PU.
How are you using NWP Digital Is? We’d love to know!