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NWP Radio is a bi-weekly podcast that typically airs on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. It features a wide array of guests discussing education-related topics like teaching writing, Connected Learning, Writing Project site development, out-of-school education, science and writing, maker ed, and more.


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C3WP Expands to Upper Elementary

The National Writing Project's successful i3 College Readiness Writers Program is expanding. With a new name—College, Community, and Career Writers Program (C3WP)—the program now includes upper elementary teachers in advanced institutes for SEED and High-Need Schools grants. Over the next year, C3WP elementary teachers in advanced institutes will explore on-ramps to argument writing for 4th-6th-grade students. Join us for a conversation with elementary educators and site leaders as they share their thoughts on including argument writing skills in upper elementary curricula and their experiences with the new C3WP Upper Elementary resources. Listen ›

Write Out: Place-Based Making with Writing Project Sites and National Parks

Writers reside inside internal landscapes. They traverse the contours of stories and poems, learning and understanding. They turn pen on paper and characters on screens into art. They write for themselves as much as for the world. This summer, we hope to encourage you to take your writing and teaching self outside, into the natural wonders of the open and historical spaces, and explore through the eyes of connected teachers and connected learners. Join us for this episode of NWP Radio to learn more about Write Out and imagine with us ways we can connect. Listen ›

Modernizing the Old School Essay

How can we rethink writing instruction to support students in writing authentic pieces about real world issues that matter to them? How can we move beyond the "old school essay" and invite students to write compositions that reflect what we see in real world writing? These are the questions the authors address in the book Real Writing: Modernizing the Old School Essay. Join NWP Radio to hear about this book and the practical strategies the coauthors have used to engage their students in civically engaged writing. Listen ›

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