BLTN Teachers

Say Yes to Pears!

Oct 26th, 2015 | By
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by Brent Peters English and Food Literacy Teacher Fern Creek Traditional High School Louisville, Kentucky BLSE ’16 Editor’s note: Brent Peters composed this piece in Professor Jennifer Wicke’s Critical Writing class at BLSE Vermont, Summer 2015. We start our Food Lit. class at Fern Creek High School with a food map and an invitation to share stories.

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VT-BLTN Kicks Off What’s the Story? 2.0

Oct 20th, 2015 | By

by Bill Rich Vermont Bread Loaf Teacher Network Coordinator and Project Director MA ’99 On September 18—after a summer of restructuring, redesigning, and re-energizing—the VT-BLTN team welcomed this year’s cohort of 21 middle and high school students to Middlebury College for a day-long kickoff of What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team,

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Youth Writer Spotlight: Ty Fierce Metteba

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

Ty Fierce Metteba is a senior at Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He represents Navajo Community Health Outreach as a youth ambassador. Ty loves to camp, hike, and travel, especially with Pollen Circles, Inc. He plays first viola in the Window Rock High School Orchestra. He lives in Deer Springs, Arizona, with his mom and

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Youth Writer Spotlight: Dariana Guerrero

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

Dariana Guerrero is a Lawrence High School graduate and now a sophomore at Smith College, majoring in English and Education.  She’s been an Andover Bread Loaf (ABL) Writing Leader for five consecutive years, and she has presented at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference. Dariana was inspired to write “Inner City Dreamer” in response to

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Andover Bread Loaf Creates Family Literacy Night Video

Oct 18th, 2015 | By
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The first Lawrence Family Literacy Night of the 2015-2016 school year took place on Tuesday evening, September 29, at the Oliver Partnership School in Lawrence, coordinated by Bread Loaf teachers Yulissa Nunez and Richard Gorham. (The school is run through a partnership between the Lawrence Public School District and the American Federation of Teachers). There

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Reaching for Each Other: September 11 Reflections

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

by Jessica Dean Adjunct English Instructor and Writing Tutor Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN MA ’15 Fourteen years ago I walked into a classroom. All of the students watched the television in silence. At 9 AM, our speech professor walked in and turned off the TV. He said something about . . . knowing there were things

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A Live Performance: Sharing Video Skills with NCHO Youth

Oct 11th, 2015 | By

by Tim O’Leary English Teacher Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury Vermont MA ’07 The creation of documentary-styled video contains many non-alphabetic literacies. I often group the component literacies into interpersonal, technological, and aesthetic understandings and skills. At times, they dance together in “real-time” situations when subjects are in front of a camera, and an interviewer is

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Writing for a Better World: Bread Loaf Mumbai

Oct 4th, 2015 | By

Read travelogues and conference proceedings from the 2015 Bread Loaf India conference at Be sure to read Rich Gorham’s detailed daily posts. For a collection of articles featuring aspects of BLTN’s international projects, take this link.

Food Literacy, Healthy Communities, and Youth Leadership

Oct 4th, 2015 | By
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Drawing from hours of onsite footage, Mad River Media’s Ed Dooley released two versions of a video documentary on the Food Literacy collaborations among youth and teachers on the Navajo Nation and at Fern Creek Traditional High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Following the release of this video story (short version is below), participating BLTNers were invited

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Bread Loaf Two-Year College Network Launched

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

by Katie Stewart English Instructor Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC M.A. 2014 During the summer session in Vermont, community college instructors and higher education professionals gathered for a one-day event to discuss the national conversation regarding community colleges. We considered aspects of the recent scholarship and discourse surrounding community colleges in general and college writing in particular. Community colleges have

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