Michigan State University with the Red Cedar Writing Project Hosts the National WritingProjects of Michigan
August 10 - 13, 2009

Writing In Digital Environments:
Pedagogies And TheorieS

Welcome to WIDE PATHS!
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Since earning a designation as one of five federally-funded National Writing Project “Lead Technology Sites,” Red Cedar Writing Project at MSU has attempted to construct “wide paths” down which we can walk arm-in-arm with our colleagues as we all attempt to better understand how the emergence of various new technologies, pedagogies, theories and genres are changing our practices as writers and our work as teachers of writing. We have focused on building the capacity of individual teachers, schools, and districts through such WIDE PATHS initiatives as the Digital Portfolio Project, the CAPITOL VOICES (PhotoVOICE) Project, the WOW (Writing on Wednesdays) Seminars, and the Google Teacher Seminars.

In WIDE PATHS this summer, we are attempting to build the capacity of individual teachers and individual NWPM sites to offer professional development for others at their site and in their service area. The three workshops we are offering focus on (1) Collaborative Writing (facilitated by MSU faculty member David Sheridan and RCWP TC Aram Kabodian); (2) Social Networks (facilitated by RCWP TC Andrea Zellner and guest presenter Bud Hunt); and (3) Visual Studies (facilitated by MSU faculty member Danielle DeVoss and RCWP TC Dawn Reed).

Be sure to visit the National Writing Projects of Michigan ning . All Teacher Consultants from Michigan are eligible to join.