Being the Change Book Club/Workshop

Long Island Writing Project

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Being the Change by Sara K. Ahmed- Online Book Club (January 2019)

The Long Island Writing Project's theme for 2018-2018 is "Writing For Change." There is no better way to kick off the new year than by reading and sharing our ideas on a book that encourages us to "be the change" we wish to see in our classrooms and our world. Sara K. Ahmed's Being the Change is the book we selected for our first online book club, through Google Classroom. This is a low-stress way for you to read this important book and share your ideas, questions, and concerns with other educators. The book club is open to any educator who wishes to participate.


The book club will follow this schedule:

1/6-1/12: Read Introduction and Chapter 1

1/13-1/19: Read Chapters 2 and 3

1/20-1/26: Read Chapters 4 and 5

1/27- 2/1: Read Chapter 6


There will be discussion prompts and questions and we welcome your ideas and questions, too. If you wish to participate in the online book discussion, please complete the Google Form below by Saturday, January 5th, 2019.

Applications of Being the Change- Saturday Series Workshop

For those educators who live on Long Island, we are hosting a workshop to discuss classroom applications from Being the Change. You do not have to read the book in the online book club to attend the workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb 2nd at Nassau Community College in the CCB building. If you plan to attend the workshop, please RSVP to Darshna Katwala by January 29, 2018.

Applications of Being the Change- Saturday Series Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 2nd 2019 at 9:30am-12pm

1 Education Drive

Garden City, NY

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The Long Island Writing Project

The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP) is an official site of the National Writing Project, part of a federally-funded network of 200 sites nationwide and eight sites in New York State. Through our work with teachers in Nassau and Western Suffolk counties, we seek to improve writing, reading and learning in area schools. Since our inception in 1993, over 1000 teachers have participated in our programs.

The LIWP comprises teachers from kindergarten through university. Our seminar leaders are outstanding educators from different grade levels and disciplines in local schools, and we have a strong, ongoing partnership with Hofstra University's Department of Literacy Studies. LIWP teacher-consultants keep up with research and changes in education and their work is grounded in practical classroom approaches. Through our model of teachers teaching teachers, participants in the LIWP strengthen the classroom strategies they already find effective in teaching writing and develop new ones.

One of the most important foundational beliefs of our Project is that teachers improve their knowledge of teaching writing by writing themselves. Another is that the best way to improve our own teaching is through sharing what works with other effective teachers. We welcome your inquiries, and look forward to writing, learning and teaching with you.

The Long Island Writing Project at SUNY Nassau Community College is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED).