September 4, 2007

How's it Going?

Hello everyone! How is everything going in your new school year? How is implementing the ideas we learned at the institute going for you? Are your colleagues on board or are you hitting a brick wall trying to communicate your great ideas? I was pleasantly surprised and my fellow colleagues in 7th grade are going to try out the workshop approach with me! I also plan to implement and hold writing circles every Friday. Things are going great, I'd love to hear how things are going for you....when should we do our first face to face follow-up?
Missy :)

August 14, 2007

Continuing Support

After taking stock of Tuesday's Gallery Walk, a number of recurring themes surfaced. One of those was the idea of professional support beyond the Summer Institute. Would you be interested in having support after this class? What would be the ideal way to implement it? Should there be face-to-face meetings at mutually agreeable locations, perhaps host schools? When and how often would this support occur? What would the agenda be for each meeting? Are there other ways to provide support? What are your ideas?

August 7, 2007

Research Report

This past week, you were asked to search the internet and find writing resources that could be used in conjunction with your teaching. As a community of learners, it is important to share with others what we have learned. Please post an overview of a source you think is worthwhile. Explain some of its features and its usefulness to the writing process. Include the web address starting with www, not http, so that readers can copy and paste it into their address bars.

August 1, 2007

First Impressions

So far, so good...right? The beginnings of a new journey are often filled with excitement, eagerness, trepidation, and maybe even resistance. As you have probably started to realize, this journey will be like no other. What are your first impressions of the 2007 Milwaukee Writing Project Institute? Is it what you expected?

Technology Forum

Perhaps you are currently using technology in your personal or professional life. Do you have hints or suggestions for the group? Are there better or alternate ways to do things? Please post your comments and/or suggestions here.

July 3, 2007

Birth of a New Blog

This is the beginning of our brand-new discussion forum. It is in the early stages of development and will be tweaked many, many times. What do you think so far?