This should get them thinking. Nice way to validate vernacular and get them writing.
As violence and murder escalates in neighborhoods such as Watts, “Literacy is a matter of life and death. Giving students access to literacy is giving them access to many more years to their lives.”
Council of Youth Research 2011 Powerpoints. Urban high school: 100% graduation rate. 100% college acceptance.
It all begins with an IDEA.
Yes, please. Urban youth telling it like it is…and you think they are waiting for Superman? No chance.
Inspiring keynote at NWP’s Urban Sites Network Conference 2011.
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Our guests on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers suggest our topic, or perhaps it would be better to say, our questions. It seemed to us that a teacher from West Virginia, near last year’s Massey Mine Disaster, would have something to say to a teacher from Louisiana who lives not far from the BP Oil Spill. And both of these teachers might have something to say to teachers who live near Tokyo, south of TEPCO’s
- April Estep, high school music teacher – @MsEstep, Coalfield Writers/Marshall University Writing Project in West Virginia – @MUWP
- David Pulling, Director of Continuing Education, Louisiana State University, Eunice, Louisiana. David blogs at David Pulling: I Write; Therefore, I AM! and with his students on Voices on the Gulf. He is a member of the National Writing Project of Acadiana.
- Eric Bossieux, @ericattwit, a “change agent” living in Japan for over 30 years. He has begun writing a blog, Crooked Letters, Straight Lines, on his company’s website.
- Kim Cofino, @mscofino Technology and Learning Coach at Yokohama International School in Japan. Kim blogs at Always Learning. A wiki that Kim started is quakestories. And, Kim’s diigo list.
- April Niemela, ninth grade teacher in Lewiston, Idaho and Co-Director of the Northwest Inland Writing Project. You can also follow @AprilJNiemela.
- Laura Kriska, writer of The Accidental Office Lady, Laura is an intercultural consultant, and she just started a website, Cherry Blossom Letters “for American kids here to make art and write letters and then send them in packages to Second Harvest, a nonprofit aid organization in Japan. Second Harvest makes daily trips to the impacted region and will deliver our packages directly to people in shelters.”
The introductions are pretty interesting on their own, but we hope you take the time to listen to the entire conversation!
Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.
So much to learn from these webcasts!
Possible free gaming development app.