School Year Book Club - Long Way Down, February 12, 2020
In honor of African American History Month, we'll be discussing Jason Reynolds's young adult novel in verse, Long Way Down. Andrea DiCicco, an English teacher at Cranston East, will be the facilitator. We'll meet on Wednesday, February 12th at 4pm at Felicia's Coffee on 5757 Post Road in East Greenwich. Please see this
flyer for additional information and the link to
rsvp. We look forward to seeing you!
Open Air Institute New Bedford: Pride, Preservation, Progress
February 29, 2020, 8:30-3:30
Visit the Open Air Institute page to register and for event details.
Spring 2020 Write Time
For the spring semester, Write Time will be held on Sunday afternoons 01/19, 02/16, 3/15 and 4/19 from 3-4:30. Meet in the upstairs of RIC’s Donovan Dining Center at the high top tables near the skybridge to the Student Union.
2020 RIWP Spring Conference
Trauma-Informed Teaching: Compassionate and Critical Approaches to Literacy
Saturday, March 21st, 2020 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Dutro, PhD
Spring Conference page to register and for more information.
Rhode Island Writing Project supports writing, reading, and learning in Rhode Island’s schools through meaningful and relevant professional development. We recognize the importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership as the primary forces that can inspire growth and change in all writers.
Maintain a consistent, coherent presence as a community of literacy professionals who hear, value, and advocate for Rhode Island teachers and students at the school, state, and national levels. We work toward a more just society by using critical theories and meaningful, relevant practices to transform literacy teaching and learning in a rapidly evolving global society.
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National Writing Project’s Mission, Vision and Core Principles.
Who We Are
Founded in 1985 and affiliated with the National Writing Project in Berkeley, California, the Rhode Island Writing Project is a network of teachers who are dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning in all schools. Rhode Island Writing Project teachers work in all content areas and at all grade levels, helping students become thoughtful readers and writers and connecting reading, writing and content area learning.
Reflecting the National Writing Project model of “teachers teaching teachers,” Rhode Island Writing Project teachers are leaders in their schools and communities who work to support students as they become avid and accomplished writers, readers and inquirers. By relying on the expertise of the educators who know students best--Rhode Island teachers--the RIWP provides sustained and supportive professional development work in the Summer Institute, Open Air Institute, Spring Conference and Embedded Institutes. By supplementing teachers’ knowledge and skills in cultivating their students’ diverse literacy practices, we work toward positive social change.
The Rhode Island Writing Project leadership team works together to create a conscious network of critical practitioners who take risks as they seek to improve teaching and learning by thoughtful play/experimentation, exchange, & implementation of ideas who lead not only with their heads but their hearts, and who work to challenge the structures of both safety and threat around them.
RIWP Site Director
Janet D. Johnson
Brittany Richer Ahnrud