Spend some time on the Write Now Teacher Studio Keep an eye out for the launching of our site's Deep Dive: "Misinformation, Disinformation and Truth". This Deep Dive will include a conversation with Mike Caufield (media literacy, SIFT), materials about media literacy in this age of fake news, some lesson ideas for teaching students ways of determining the validity of a source, and an ongoing virtual discussion about media literacy to which you can contribute
Propose an activity for the NVWP/SSWCA March 2023 Conference. NVWP and SSWCA (Secondary Schools Writing Centers Association) are partnering together to plan, prepare conference presentations and panels, and attend this popular conference. Please go to the SSWCA website to find out more information.
Consider becoming a part of the NVWP PD Team by preparing a brief PowerPoint that gives the title, focus, and activities associated with your Professional Development lesson. You can email this (along with your name and very short bio) to email@example.com. We would like to build a catalog of what we can offer, so that school leaders can select specific PD based on their schools' writing instruction needs.
Join the reading group led by Jonathan Marine, a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department. You can email Jonathan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested and give him your name for the list serve, to receive information about dates and books. This is a virtual event.
Join up with a new, proposed NVWP writing group. This group is open to all Tis at any stage of their writing process. You can just zoom in and write, read some work aloud, ask for some response, or talk out your ideas; whatever you need and want to help you in your writing. More specifics about this will follow--but you can mark Saturday, September 10, 10:00-11:30 as our first meeting. I know having this time reserved once a week will keep me from making excuses and force me to concentrate on and commiserate about my writing for at least 1 1/2 hours a week.
Don't wait until September; create your own writing groups with TC friends, neighbors, and family. Or take one of the writing/genre-specific courses offered in person and online. Check out offerings from the Prose and Politics bookstore or online courses from Creative Nonfiction (I took a nonfiction/memoir course from them in the winter; the course was good, but my writing-not so much). Or go big and take a master class with Margaret Atwood.