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Tomorrow is November 1, and we'll have lift-off!

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
October 31, 2010

Welcome to the launch of the National Writing Project’s new focused collection of resources on the teaching of writing in a digital age. Today we’re going through the count down. By the time you read this, we will have lift-off.

The National Writing Project is the premiere teacher network in the United States focused on the teaching and learning of writing. You can still learn all about us at our central website at  But there’s no mistaking the impact of both the development of new digital tools for composing and of the internet as a global communications and collaboration space. What it means to write, to research, to publish, and to work together has changed dramatically in the last few decades.  As educators, we know our teaching must change too.

We thought this historic moment in the teaching of writing deserved its own space; so with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative and ongoing support from the U.S. Department of Education, here it is.  Materials and resources collected here represent our efforts as teachers to understand, adapt, question, and reflect on teaching today.  We encourage educators of all types, in schools and out, to join us in this exploration of what it means to teach, to learn, and to write now.