Powerpoint from presentation at NALC Meeting April 11, 2013

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Powerpoint from presentation at NALC Meeting April 11, 2013

  1. 1. NWP Digital Is:Going online with what we know while learning newthings everyday!Christina CantrillNational Writing Projectccantrill@nwp.org@seecantrilland wonder about^
  2. 2. nwp.org
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  4. 4. If digital is, whatdoes that mean for theteaching of writingand connected learning?
  5. 5. Core principles of teacher leadership:•Advocating what’s right for students•Opening the classroom door andgoing public with teaching; •Working alongside teachers andleading collaboratively; •Taking a stand; and •Learning and reflecting on practice asa teacher and leader.How Teacher Become Leaders: Learning from Practiceand Research Ann Lieberman and Linda D. Friedrich
  6. 6. Core principles of teacher leadership:•Advocating what’s right for students•Opening the classroom door andgoing public with teaching; •Working alongside teachers andleading collaboratively; •Taking a stand; and •Learning and reflecting on practice asa teacher and leader.How Teacher Become Leaders: Learning from Practiceand Research Ann Lieberman and Linda D. Friedrich
  7. 7. “... sharing one’s teaching, and the successes of one’sstudents, serves as a powerful mode of teacherleadership. ...... going public with teaching means sharing one’s ownpractice and inviting colleagues to share.”- Lieberman and Friedrich
  8. 8. “... we can’t really expect young people to becomepowerful learners if they are not surrounded by adults whoare powerful learners ... ”- Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, National Writing Project onConnected Learning TV
  9. 9. “As teachers, we don’t oftenspend enough time exploringthe technology and writingourselves before bringing it intothe classroom. But I wouldargue that this kind ofexploration is key tounderstanding the possibilitiesof learning and criticalthinking ...”- Kevin Hodgson, Western MassWriting Projectfrom Because Digital WritingMatters
  10. 10. “... A big piece of my job now is helping teachers to getcomfortable in new spaces and environments online ...and in doing so, I spend a lot of my time getting themcomfortable ... sharing publicly.”- Bud Hunt of the Colorado State University WritingProject, personal interview
  11. 11. “Powerful idea, indeed - seeing and treating youngpeople as producers of text first as opposed toconsumers, and believing that their knowledgeproduction is worthy of not only publication, butalso of study.”- Danielle Filipiak responding to pre-service teacherLarryse Brown
  12. 12. “When students are given a choice and the optionto decide what they are going to do, it isempowering and complicated at the same time.”- Janet Ilko, San Diego Area Writing Project
  13. 13. “With increasing certainty, I think this kind ofinquiry-, play-, and maker-driven professionaldevelopment is essential for helping teachers find aparticipatory role in students learning. When wesimply accept pay to deliver content - when we workas mail carriers for Big Curriculum - we arent reallyparticipating in teaching as civic engagement; weremodeling civic disengagement ...”- Chad Sansing, Central Virginia Writing Project
  14. 14. “It’s not about knowing everything about gaming inthe classroom. It is about constantly searching forways to best serve my students. It is about makingthe most of the many resources that are availableand sharing my ideas to gain more. It is about takingrisks. It is about putting myself in the position of mystudents.”- Janelle Bence, Heart of Texas Writing Project
  15. 15. ... going public with teaching means sharingone’s own practice and inviting colleagues toshare.”“time getting comfortable ... sharing publicly”“… exploration is key to understanding thepossibilities of learning and critical thinking…”“... we can’t really expect young people tobecome powerful learners if they are notsurrounded by adults who are powerfullearners ... ”
  16. 16. If digital is, whatdoes that mean for theteaching of writingand connected learning?

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