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Our Media | NWP Connect

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NWP Connect: Building Communities of Practice


How are sites utilizing NWP Connect—the National Writing Project's online social network—to support, enhance, and develop communities of practice, both online and face-to-face? Join a conversation with several site leaders who are building Connect communities for their Summer Institute participants, for study groups, and for other kinds of professional learning opportunities.

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Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Community for Grades K-8

Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Community for Grades K-8 | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

BigUniverse.com is an engaging online reading and writing community for grades preK-8.


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Khalid Hart's curator insight, February 19, 10:36 PM

Hmm letting kids in grades K-8 read online? Interesting idea. If they can use iPads at home then there should be no stopping them from reading on a computer at school.

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English Companion Ning - Where English teachers go to help each other

English Companion Ning - Where English teachers go to help each other | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Those of you who have worked with me in the online course understand how powerful a supportive community can be.  Courses create a brief, and very potent experience in a community of practice.    

 

You can continue to connect with like minded educators by joining a professional online community.  Jim Burke's English Companion is one of the best! Try it! ~ Dennis

 

A place to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated to helping you enjoy your work. A cafe without walls or coffee: just friends.

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Online Communities Support Writing Teachers | NWP Connect

Online Communities Support Writing Teachers  | NWP Connect | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Open Online Communities


There are two types of communities in NWP Connect: private and open. In order to participate in private communities you have to be invited in, but there are several open communities that anyone can join.


These open communities often have a particular focus, so whether you're interested in vibrant discussions of books and movies or the education of English language learners, you can check them all out here.


-- Renew your teaching spirit by thinking and sharing with other writing teachers. ~ Dennis 

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15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

By Joel Lee

 

"Are you late to the social networking party? No worries. It took me a long time to get into the whole social networking thing, but I’m glad I did. It’s definitely been a beneficial experience.

 

"Although Facebook continues to defend its position as the most popular social networking platform, you shouldn’t focus all of your attention there. As they say, don’t keep all your eggs in one basket. Where else can you go? Twitter! Twitter is a great resource for social networking, but especially so for writers. By taking advantage of hashtags, you can separate the useless and boring tweets from the ones that are interesting and pertinent."


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Jim Burke: English Companion

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I teach at Burlingame High School every day as I have for the last sixteen years and plan to do for many more to come. Though our work is demanding, even exhausting at times, it is important work. Most of my books focus on the instructional side of our work; others, such as The Teacher's Daybook, offer guidance and support in maintaining the personal-professional balance we must have if we are to enjoy and keep doing this vital work. I plan to make this site a priority in the future. In addition to the englishcompanion.com website, I have also created an englishcompanion ning, an online professional community for English teachers and those who support and prepare them. Please join us!

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Polyphony H.S.

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Our mission is to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students. We strive to build respectful, mutually beneficial, writer-editor relationships that form a community devoted to improving students’ literary skills in the areas of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.


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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: What Are the Roles of Teachers and Schools in Creating Responsible Participants? | Digital Is ...

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: What Are the Roles of Teachers and Schools in Creating Responsible Participants? | Digital Is ... | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

"A participatory culture is a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices. A participatory culture is also one in which members believe their contributions matter, and feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created). (3)"


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