The National Writing Project at Kent State University (NWP-KSU) has been a National Writing Project site since 1997. NWP-KSU is committed to improving teaching and learning in Northeast Ohio through teacher leadership and professional development.
With NWP-KSU, teachers of all subjects and grade levels can:
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Moulton Hall at Kent State University
Keynote: Dr. Timothy Rasinski
of Kent State University
Dr. Timothy Rasinski, professor of literacy at Kent State University, has written over 250 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the bestselling book on reading fluency entitled The Fluent Reader, published by Scholastic, and coauthor of the award-winning vocabulary program called Building Vocabulary, published by Teacher Created Materials. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, readers who struggle, and parental involvement. In 2010, he was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame.
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Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon
White Hall, Kent State University
Cost: $30 Contact Hours: 3
Keynote speaker: Dr. Lori Wilfong,
author of Writing Strategies that Work:
Do This! Not That!
Join Power of the Pen and the National Writing Project at Kent State University for a morning of high-energy sessions focused on bringing out the best in students’ personal and creative narrative writing. We will explore strategies for helping students turn the kernel of an idea into a compelling story. The morning will feature a keynote followed by your choice of two of five breakout sessions. Every attendee will receive a Power of the Pen prompt book (a great resource for all teachers of writers) and a journal. Snacks are included.
The program is ideal for anyone looking for new ideas to draw out the writer in every student; perfect for Power of the Pen coaches!
Participation is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Titles of the breakout sessions can be found on our For Educators page. Please register online by
November 1! For more information, contact email@example.com.