Monday, June 26, 2006

The OWP @ Eastern kicks off!

To say that the summer institute of the Oregon Writing Project at Eastern has just begun is false. To say that it's just getting started, falser. Although maybe not yet in high gear, during a weeklong writing retreat the fellows of the 2006 summer institute have already produced oodles of prose, poetry, and stuff in between, and are posting their work online to the National Writing Project's E-Anthology. Here, writers from around the nation post their original work and respond to that of others in a project that helps teachers find ways and means to teach writing and literacy to the myriad students comprising our education system.

What better way to "start" than by asking these teacher-consultants to actually go through the writing process and find their own voices?

How has the summer institute already helped you in your quest to refresh your approach to teaching writing or encouraging literacy?