LOVE the LIWP!
Saturday Series: Writing Matters!
Here are the dates for our Saturday Series workshops. All will be held at Nassau Community College.
Saturday, March 5, 2016: “Literary Lives: Writing Extraordinary Profiles of Ordinary People”
Lauren Jensen (teacher at Glen Cove High School)
Saturday, April 2, 2016: “The Power of Writing Poetry with ENL Students”
Barbara Suter (retired teacher, Bowling Green Elementary)
Saturday, May 7, 2016: “Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Differentiated Writing Instruction”
Vicki Alessi (teacher at Great Hollow Middle School)
Saturday, June 4, 2016: “Awakening the Writer’s Mind with Movement & Theater Fun”
Jackie Seck McBrien (teacher at Sewanhaka High School)
LIWP Voices- Blog post by Valerie Domenech
Friday Writes! Next meeting Friday, March 4th.
Looking for a writing group? Join Friday Writes!
NYS Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition at NCC
Should Educators Be Writers?
A couple of weeks ago, Kathy Neagle Sokolowski, one of our co-directors wrote a blog post for the Two Writing Teachers, a site where she is one of the co-authors. The post discussed the question: Should Educators Be Writers? You could read the post here:https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/to-write-or-not-to-write/
Since the post, there has been a lot of discussion about ways to carry forth the message that educators should write. One way to promote this idea is to write one post-it a day to get back in the writing habit. If you are on social media, you can post it using #EDtime2wrt. Many of us are also asking our students to write a post-it a day and sharing it on social media with #Sstime2wrt. The post-its are jottings, noticings, thoughts- informal writing. Please feel free to join in this initiative! If you are interested in being part of a Voxer conversation with colleagues around the country on ways to promote writing, email Kathy at email@example.com .
Check out all our LIWP coming events!
Interested in being an LIWP guest blogger? Let us know!
The Long Island Writing Project (LIWP)
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.