MWP continuity programs
Teacher-consultants (TCs) continue their association with MWP/NWP as a way of building their collective knowledge. MWP is continually striving to create meaningful opportunities for our TCs to remain involved with our Project and to provide them with an ongoing community of professional colleagues who share a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of writing.
Current continuity opportunities include:
- Annual Reunion/Renewal Day
October 11, 2014
October 5, 2013
September 29, 2012
September 24, 2011
October 16, 2010
October 7, 2009
October 1, 2008
October 3, 2007
- Certificate in Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy
The Certificate in Teaching Writing and Critical Literacy gives practicing PreK-college educators an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of current research in the teaching of critical reading and writing. Students will obtain advanced knowledge of the teaching of literacy through a focused, rigorous program while developing their skills as teachers and writers in a supportive learning community.
- Seasonal Meet-ups
These are a way to connect "friends of education" through a series of informal social events around the Twin Cities. Typically, attendees gather in an interesting space
to write, play, and explore potential applications and ideas for learning, then debrief nearby over
snacks and drinks. Anyone is welcome to attend, not just MWP TCs. Look for more information on MWP’s Facebook page. Also follow
the meet-ups on twitter at @MWPconnect.
- Advisory Board—Link to the MWP Leadership wiki
- MWP Newsletter
- MWP listserv
- Minnesota TC Connection—an interactive wiki
Currently only wiki members are able to edit, but feel free to send recommendations to MWP@umn.edu and check out the content as it takes shape.
- NWP Special Focus Networks
The NWP Special Focus Networks are especially valuable in a state as geographically diverse as ours. Being able to involve TCs in these special networks has been extremely helpful in developing stronger leadership in our site. By attending the national meetings scheduled for their networks, they discover the similarities across the network and come back enthused to share their findings. Currently MWP has representation in the English Language Learners’ Network, the Rural Sites Network, and the Urban Sites Network.
Special focus network leaders:
English Language Learners Network
TC Erin Mohr
Rural Sites Network
TCs Jennifer Lundin and René Montgomery
Urban Sites Network
TC Daniel Muro LaMere
Read the MWP Urban Sites Network blog.