Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 spring edition of eMuse!

The Summer Institute and Teacher Leadership

Bill Tucker, Director

The National Writing Project has a long tradition of cultivating teacher leaders. It has never been about administrative clout or separation from the classroom. It has been about modeling what literacy should be in schools. In the first 35 years of the NWP it was configured as “Teacher as Writer,” Teacher as Consultant,” and “Teacher as Researcher.”
2014 SI Group
More recently leadership has subdivided into countless roles including coaching, inviting families into schools, advocating for literacy causes, speaking out on social media, and many others.

The Writing Teachers’ Leadership Institute (June 29 – July 17, 2015) will address all these possibilities and more as we begin to align the NWP’s definition of teacher leadership with the standards now defined by the Michigan Department of Education. In the fall we expect to offer a state-sanctioned teacher leadership program, which will integrate all the ways teachers can assume literacy leadership. Some of those roles are aligned with the State standards (attached).

Join the Summer Institute and get on the road to recognized teacher leadership; click here to download the application.

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