NWP Radio is a program provided by the National Writing Project as an education resource on a broad range of topics for educators in and out of school.
Writing Rhetorically with Author Jennifer Fletcher
What is "rhetorical problem-solving" and what does it mean to "write rhetorically"? Listen to our interview with Jennifer Fletcher (https://rhetoricalthinking.com/), a professor of English at CSU Monterey Bay and the author of Writing Rhetorically: Fostering Responsive Thinkers and Communicators.
Making Good Trouble: Writing the 2020 Youth Declaration of Sentiments
The original Declaration of Sentiments, the document outlining the rights that American women should be entitled to as citizens, emerged from the Seneca Falls Convention in New York in July 1848. Then in 2020, a group of women and girls in the Western, Central and the Finger Lakes regions of New York got together “to use pens and voices” to write a new declaration for the 21st century, which they shared for the first time at the 2021 Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY in mid-July.
Join us for this NWP Radio show where we hear from the young authors of the now complete 2020 Youth Declaration of Sentiments (https://yds2020.weebly.com/), understand their journeys as writers and collaborators, and listen to their hopes and dreams for their 21st century document.
The Write Time with Kwame Mbalia, Varian Johnson, Julian Randall, and Cosby Hunt
Join the National Writing Project’s The Write Time (https://educatorinnovator.org/campaigns/the-write-time/) with Kwame Mbalia (https://kwamembalia.com/), editor of Black Boy Joy (https://bookshop.org/a/17775/9780593379936), two additional contributors Varian Johnson (https://varianjohnson.com/) and Julian Randall (https://juliandavidrandall.com/), and Washington, DC area teacher, Cosby Hunt.
Black Boy Joy, released on August 3, is a book that celebrates the excellence of young Black males, their happiness, their voices, and their stories. We are excited to discuss the project with them on this episode.
NWP Radio with Poet t.l. sanders
Join NWP Radio for an interview with Poet t.l. sanders (https://www.poettlsanders.com/), a poet and performance professional based in Kansas City, MO.
As a Prairie Lands Writing Project Teacher-Consultant, a Missouri Writing Project Network Teacher-Consultant, a member of the National Writing Project Writers Council, a current curriculum director, and former elementary, middle, and high school English teacher (with 16 years of teaching experience), Poet embraces the value of our shared stories. Whether he is public speaking, teaching, writing, or breathing, he has a passion for empowering people.
This episode of NWP Radio includes a conversation of his upcoming film The kNew-Born, which premieres July 18 through August 1 during the #kcfringe2021 Virtual Festival. To learn more and find tickets for the film premiere please visit: https://www.poettlsanders.com/ (https://www.poettlsanders.com/)
And, save the date for special Q&A with Poet for those who see the film, hosted in NWP’s Write Now Teacher Studio (https://studio.nwp.org) on July 29 at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET.
The Write Time with Author Rachel Ignotofsky & Educator Soñia Galaviz
Join the National Writing Project’s The Write Time (https://educatorinnovator.org/campaigns/the-write-time/) with New York Times Best Selling author and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky (https://rachelignotofskydesign.com/). Rachel will be interviewed by Soñia Galaviz a 5th-grade teacher and leader with the Boise State Writing Project (https://www.boisestate.edu/bswproject/).
The Truth About Writing Education in America: Let’s Write, Make Things Right
Equal access to quality writing education has been a longstanding challenge in the United States and not enough has been done to move the field forward in recent years. In this episode, we visit with 826 National about their report that aims to bring writing education to the forefront of public, policy, and funding conversations by examining its current state and issuing a call to action to the field. In the summer and fall of 2020, 826 National interviewed 19 writing education experts, including authors, researchers, and educators, about the current state of writing education in the United States. They distill their reflections on the benefits, challenges, and inequities of writing education, and then draw on those reflections to outline recommendations for the field.
* Learn more about the research (https://826national.org/research/)
* 826 Digital (https://826digital.com)
* Take the National Teacher Survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScX9i7u_FBqET9CVq4hwAJqBkpWpwySvGjORqaVP9f1bTF72g/viewform)
* Next Steps and Take Home Google folder (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/10SvcfWxLzGhtqppGztb8jig7-ZYlKghD)
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