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Celebrate National Day on Writing on October 19

National Day on WritingOctober 20, 2012, will mark NCTE‘s fourth annual National Day on Writing (U. S. Senate Resolution 565). Because October 20 falls on Saturday this year, NCTE and collaborating organizations are inviting us to celebrate on October 19. This year NCTE is partnering with  The New York Times Learning NetworkNational Writing ProjectMozilla Hive Learning Network NYCEdutopiaNational Novel Writing MonthDigital Learning DayCommon Sense MediaThe College of Saint RosePulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingCreative CommonsSchool Library Journal, and FridayReads to encourage you and your students to take part in a global conversation on Twitter about writing and the role it plays in your life. For ideas about what to post, just click on the links for any of the collaborating sponsors.

If you decide to participate and/or if you decide to invite your students to participate, please post using the hashtag #WhatIWrite (and if space permits, #dayonwriting). The goal is to call attention to the remarkable variety of writing that people from all walks of life engage in across the nation and to recognize the important role writing has in all our lives.

Let’s get #WhatIWrite to be a trending topic on Twitter on Friday!

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Young Writers Summer Camp

The Genesee Valley Writing Project will be sponsoring a summer camp for students in grades 6 through 8 from August 6-10, 2012. Two sessions will be offered–a morning session focusing on creative writing and digital media and an afternoon session exploring nonfiction writing styles. Students may apply for one or both sessions. Applications are due June 29, 2012.

For further information:

2012 Young Writers Summer Camp Poster

Young Writers Summer Camp Brochure and Application

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Genesee Valley Writing Project Extends Application Deadline for Summer Institute to March 15

Back on February 14, I posted information about the Genesee Valley Writing Project’s Summer Institute for K-12 teachers. I have just learned that the application deadline for the institute has been extended to March 15.

I hope you will consider taking advantage of this opportunity to learn more about teaching writing from colleagues and from previous institute fellows.

The link below will take you the University of Rochester’s Genesee Valley Writing Project Summer Institute webpage:

http://www.warner.rochester.edu/newsevents/story/880/

 

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