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What’s the Story?: Teaching Skills for Social Change

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

by Tim O’Leary BLSE 2016 Co-Director, What’s the Story? the Vermont Young People Social Action Team Technology Innovation Specialist Shelburne Community School Shelburne, VT We are thrilled to be immersed in another year of a free Bread Loaf program for middle and high school youth across Vermont: What’s the Story? The Vermont Young People Social

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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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Bringing it Back: BLTN Teachers Bring Home Summer Learning

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

In this issue, we feature reflections from three Bread Loaf Teacher Network fellows on their summer learning, and on how that learning translates into collaborative teaching and social action plans for the 2018-19 school year. We are pleased to present reflections from Brent Peters who studied in Vermont, Amelia Gordon, from the Oxford Campus, and Mery

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BLTN Action Grant Funds Young Adult Book Club

Feb 10th, 2019 | By

Kurt Ostrow English Teacher B.M.C. Durfee High School Fall River, MA Ken Macrorie Fellow Last year, inspired by Nancie Atwell’s 2017 Drew Lecture at Bread Loaf Vermont, I dove deeply into the field of independent reading. I have grown, laminated, labeled, and sorted a classroom library of well over 400 high-interest books. I have built

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BLTN at NCTE 2017

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Bread Loaf Teacher Network Represents at NCTE 2017 Alfredo Lujan’s feature article, “Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking” gives a behind the scenes account of the challenges of organizing in St. Louis. 2017 NCTE ST LOUIS BLTN MEMBER SESSIONS Setting Minds Aflame: Creating and Stoking Youth Social Action Teams Kip Hottman, Stan

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Mobilizing and Connecting Communities across the Heartland: 2017 Brings a Resurgence to Buckeye Bread Loaf

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Chris Moore BLSE 2013 Liberty High School Powell, OH For Buckeye Bread Loaf, Ohio’s Chapter of BLTN, 2017 has been a year of revitalization. Currently, the Promise of Learnings, Inc. (POLI) supports eight Ohio teachers to attend Bread Loaf in the summer through Bickimer Fellowships. During the summer and throughout the school year, these

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Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Alfredo Celedón Luján, BLSE 1987, Bread Loaf/New Mexico director’s assistant, is the 2017 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English’s Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award, in recognition of his contributions to the development of NCTE’s professional community.   Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking NCTE Conference at St.

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Bringing it Back: Bread Loaf Teachers Reflect on Summer Learning

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

With each issue of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal, we feature BLTN Fellows’ reflections on how their summer coursework propels their thinking about pedagogy and collaboration. We invite you to use the comments feature on this page to inquire into the thinking and plans our fellows share here.  PEDAGOGY Fallon Abel Sharon Academy Middle

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Letters from the Field: BLTN Reading and Teaching

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

In December, we asked the 2017 BLTN fellows to weigh in on recent reads and texts they are reading and teaching with students. We include a selection of their letters here.  Hi! I just started teaching seniors this year and decided that it was time for students to engage in some horizontal accountability to help

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The Story of “What’s the Story?”: The I-Search as a Political Act

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

by Tim O’Leary BLSE 2016 Co-Director, What’s the Story? Vermont Technology Innovation Specialist Addison Central School District Middlebury, VT   What’s the Story?: The I-Search as a Political Act In 1988, former Bread Loaf School of English faculty member Ken Macrorie published The I-Search Paper, a radical political act that democratized authority in classrooms around the

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