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:
Kernels of Wisdom: Growing Writers
A Narrative Writing Workshop for K-12 Teachers
Date: Saturday, November 7
Place: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Workshop
Plus Power of the Pen Judge Training
from 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact Hours: 2.5
Jean Kanzinger, Chagrin Falls High School English & Communications Teacher
Join Power of the Pen and the National Writing Project at Kent State University for a morning of highly engaging sessions on bringing out the best in students’ narrative writing.
Jean Kanzinger’s keynote will highlight “growing writers” by examining story structure, ways to generate ideas for narratives, and writing in and out of the classroom. Teacher consultants Jeff Harr and Katie Kerns will lead additional sessions focused on compelling beginnings and endings and zooming in on small moments.
Beginning at 11:40 a.m., new Power of the Pen coaches and judges may stay on Zoom for a judge training session.
Kernels of Wisdom: Growing Writers is ideal for anyone looking for fresh ideas for inspiring student writers, and perfect for Power of the Pen coaches. Download the flyer and share it with colleagues.
The cost is $12 per participant. Register online through November 4, email email@example.com with questions.
Dr. Alexa Sandmann Retires
In August, Dr. Alexa Sandmann retired as Director of the National Writing Project at Kent State University, and on September 30, she also will retire as Director of the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies at KSU. Dr. Lori Wilfong, associate professor at KSU Stark Campus, is our new director.
Alexa took the helm of NWP-KSU in 2008. She has been a passionate advocate for the teaching of writing across academic disciplines, and her dedication and commitment to NWP-KSU have helped the program flourish. Read reflections from Deb DeBenedictis about Alexa's impact on NWP-KSU teachers.