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BLTN NextGen: A Youth Social Action Movement

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

The Next Generation Leadership Network (BLTN NextGen) is a collaboration between Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English (BLSE) and Ivan Allen College at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Working with underserved youth in six sites across the United States, the network is currently funded by the Ford Foundation. The network seriously engages the question:

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Youth Literacy for Community Health: Navajo Nation Collaboration Begins

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

by Dixie Goswami BLTN Director Building from the work that began at Fern Creek High School in 2012 with Bread Loaf’s Brent Peters and Joe Franzen’s food studies program and Paul Barnwell’s (MA  ’13) digital curriculum and came to form the Navajo Kentuckians,  BLTN is moving with its partners in intentional ways to influence policy

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Diplomacy in Action: ABL and BLTN International

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

 by Dixie Goswami, BLTN Director, and Lou Bernieri, ABL Director Since 1990, when Andover Bread Loaf (ABL) invited South African teachers to attend our summer workshop, ABL has had a vibrant international presence in its program. Although ABL has meager funding to support its work, ABL international alumni continue to work with each other and U.S. alumni

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Bringing it Back: Educating for Social Change

May 14th, 2014 | By

Chris McCurry, Nell Whitman, and the other contributors to this issue claim that conversations initiated while studying at Bread Loaf and continued online are at the heart of BLTN. Diverse in its members’ opinions, cultures and experiences, BLTN exists within the traditions of the Bread Loaf School of English, an institution that provides education in British,

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Exchanging Lives: The Life and Afterlife of a BLTN Online Exchange

May 14th, 2014 | By

-by Dixie Goswami Director, Bread Loaf Teacher Network We’re eager for you to comment on our Exchanging Lives project for this issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal:  To compose a digital essay, a piece of writing meant to be read on the screen rather than the page.  As we launched this project, our digital expertise

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BLTN at 20: Encouraging and Celebrating Learning

Sep 7th, 2013 | By

Professor and Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director, Dixie Goswami describes the fundamentals of the network: Celebrating 20 Years of Inside and Outside Support —by Dixie Goswami, Professor and Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director, Bread Loaf School of English Editor’s note: Learn more from Ms. Goswami about the intellectual history of the network in a longer

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Twenty Ways to Celebrate BLTN’s 20th Anniversary

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

  —by Dixie Goswami, Director of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Introduce BLTN and the world to children, young people, and teachers whose energy, ideas, and accomplishments explain why BLTN continues to matter at Bread Loaf, in schools, communities, and individual lives. Add an entry to the impressive BLTN bibliography by sending your citation to

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