BLTN Teachers

Youth Literacy for Community Health: Navajo Nation Collaboration Begins

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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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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Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont Family Farm

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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by Bill Rich Vermont Bread Loaf Teacher Network Coordinator and Project Director MA ’99 Vermont BLTN Launches Credit-Earning Course for Vermont High School Students A group of Vermont students from area high schools gathered at Middlebury College on October 10 for the kickoff of What’s the Story: Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont

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Digital Literacy: What We Must Teach

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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by Eloise Lynch AP Language and Composition, and American Literature George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester, Kentucky BLSE Summers 2013, 2014 The tension between what we must teach (what is core and necessarily tested and sometimes what our districts demand, pink slip in hand) and what we must teach (what we undeniably know is important to the

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Navajo Kentuckians: Food Literacy as Landscapes of Home

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Navajo Kentuckians shared their ongoing collaboration with Food and Digital Literacy at the NCTE Annual Convention. Educators and student presenters invited attendees to see how food stories and Food Literacy can connect and transform the landscapes of Home—both the interior landscape of person and the physical landscape of place. Download

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BLTN Teachers Advise US ED on Rural Education Issues

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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Over the course of the 2014 summer session, Bread Loaf teachers had the opportunity to engage with the U.S. Department of Education in two “round table” events with ED’s Dennis Bega, and Tom McKenna, who was completing his year as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for ED.  Bega and McKenna met with Bread Loaf teachers (and

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Children of Letters: The Case for Sustained Written Dialogue as Connected Learning

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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by Tom McKenna (MA 96) and Brendan McGrath (MA 08) Tom is Director of Communications for BLTN and a fourth grade teacher at Harborview Elementary, Juneau, Alaska. Brendan is a third grade teacher at Thomas Kenny Elementary, Dorchester, Massachusetts. Through the course of the last three years, we have connected our distant elementary classrooms through various digital

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Writing across the Curriculum at Santa Fe Indian School

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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Writing Across the Curriculum: It’s Easier Than You Think Writing Across the Curriculum, Literacy and Technology Workshop, October 8-9, 2014 Hosted by Santa Fe Indian School, Bread Loaf School of English, and Write to Change by Susan Miera and Alicia Fritz Susan Miera is a founding member of the Bread Loaf (Rural) Teacher Network, a semi-retired

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The Many Faces of Home: BLTN Youth Journal to be Launched

Dec 15th, 2014 | By
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Laura Benton English Teacher Woodford County High School, Versailles, KY BLSE 2013, 2014 The Bread Loaf Youth Journal: The Many Faces of Home will be a literary magazine designed, written, and edited by Woodford and Jessamine County High School students. Together they will design the website, write submissions (poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, art, and media arts),

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News and Awards

Dec 13th, 2014 | By
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Nancie Atwell , just released the third edition of In the Middle: A lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents (Heinemann). Adam Banks, Bread Loaf faculty (’14) and professor in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies recently received the 2014 Rhetorician of the Year at The

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The Power of Connecting Teacher Networks

Dec 11th, 2014 | By
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Editor’s note: This blog post, by Renee Moore (MA ’97), and Paul Barnwell (MA ’13) is cross-posted, with permission from Renee’s October 17, 2014, blog post at the Center for Teacher Quality. See the article in its original format at http://www.teachingquality.org/content/blogs/renee-moore/power-connecting-teacher-networks Posted by Renee Moore on Friday, 10/17/2014 Paul Barnwell: Renee, you have far more experience than I do in education,

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