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:
Online Registration Open Through November 2
Kernels of Wisdom
The Powerful Pen
A narrative writing workshop for K-12 teachers
Date: November 6, 2021
Time: 9:00 to noon
Location: Via Zoom
Keynote: The Pen Really Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: The Power of Hand-Written Drafts
Dr. Danielle Gruhler, Kent State University
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’ writing. Keynote speaker Dr. Danielle Gruhler will share practical classroom strategies that help students think deeply about their writing, even when they ultimately will type their work. The keynote is followed by your choice of two out of four breakout sessions, led by NWP-KSU teacher consultants and Power of the Pen coaches Jenn Sauvey, Barb Tschantz, Amy Krajeck, Teresa Crawford, Ryan Hershey and Kyleen Wilson.
Kernels of Wisdom is ideal for anyone looking for fresh ideas for inspiring student writers; perfect for Power of the Pen coaches.
The cost is $15 per person. Download the flyer and share it with colleagues. Register online through November 2. A Zoom link and details will be emailed to participants after registration closes.
Celebrate Write Out!
October 10-24, 2021
Lesson activities designed and recorded by NWP-KSU teacher-consultants Jean Kanzinger and Amy Hirzel will be among the videos available to teachers across the United States for Write Out 2021.
Hosted by the National Writing Project in conjunction with the National Park Service, Write Out, is a free two-week event, organized as a series of online activities where educators, students, and the public are invited to explore national parks and other public spaces to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing. This year’s theme is Palettes, Storyboards, and Cadences.
The event will run from October 10-24, 2021, which includes the National Day on Writing on October 20.
Sign up now at https://writeout.nwp.org/ to receive links to activities!
For inspiration, check out Amy Krajeck's Write Out 2020 lesson.
Mark Your Calendar: Write Out at CVNP October 8
NWP-KSU and Cuyahoga Valley National Park are teaming up for a Write Out pop-up event at the park on Friday, October 8. Details will be posted soon!