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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 http://www.breadloafindia.org. 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

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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Karachi Connection: A Webinar on Teaching Writing

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

The School of Writing in Karachi, Pakistan, organized a webinar for school teachers from Karachi this past September. Andover Bread Loaf and Bread Loaf Teacher Network colleagues Mohsin Tejani in Karachi and Lorena German in Austin, Texas, collaboratively designed the two-hour virtual visit with Lorena. Topics Lorena covered with the teachers included “skills-based learning, accountability of students

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From Loaf to Farm: A Bread Loaf-Inspired Market Garden

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

by Jessica Dean Adjunct English Instructor and Writing Tutor Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN The word halo has agricultural origins. The Greek meaning traces back to the threshing floor, tread into a circular shape by oxen or other animals threshing grains. Clay Halo Farm & Kitchen, my urban garden project, exists to grow and gather. The farm exists

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Reports from the Field: BLTN Fellows Report on Classroom Collaborations

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Benton and Haughton Curate Student Literary Journal Laura Benton, English Teacher Third-Year Bread Loaf Student (funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation) Woodford County High School http://www.woodford.kyschools.us/1/Home Matthew Haughton, English Teacher Second-Year Bread Loaf Student (funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation) West Jessamine High School http://www.jessamine.k12.ky.us/2/Home BLTN Project website: www.westwoodlitmag.com What is the

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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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Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont Family Farm

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

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

by Eloise Lynch AP Language and Composition, and American Literature George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester, Kentucky BLSE Summers 2013, 2014, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation 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

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Navajo Kentuckians: Food Literacy as Landscapes of Home

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

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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