Launching a Teachers as Writers Network

Yesterday, Bonnie and I launched our experimental network for teachers in the New England/New York areas who are connected to our National Writing Project. We’ve called it the iAnthology, in reference to the eAnthology writing network that runs all summer for teachers involved in the four week training of the National Writing Project.

To be honest, we weren’t sure if anyone would come and get involved, but as of this morning, we have 35 members. That’s more than I would have thought and that was just in the first day. The network is not open to the general public (sorry) and we have a mix of new tech users and veteran tech users.

Our goal here is to use Web 2.0 tools to keep us all connected and involved in the work of the National Writing Project, which prides itself on developing teachers as writers and then writers as teachers. We believe that writing is at the heart of most learning.

So, this is exciting and we hopeĀ  the network develops into something special and useful for our teachers.

Peace (in connections),

  1. This is a very exciting initiative, and I look forward to seeing how it develops. I believe that teachers have a lot of knowledge to share as well as creative work. We’ve seen that on the E-Anthology. There’s no reason, except for time, to think the sharing and exchanging of work disappears during the school year.

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