BLTN Teachers

BLTN Teachers Advise US ED on Rural Education Issues

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

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

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

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

Laura Benton English Teacher Woodford County High School, Versailles, KY BLSE 2013, 2014, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation 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

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News and Awards

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

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 Young

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The Power of Connecting Teacher Networks

Dec 11th, 2014 | By

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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Vermont Fest Features VT BLTN Presentations

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

by Tim O’Leary English Teacher Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury Vermont MA ’07 VT-BLTN took the stage in Killington, Vermont on November 7th, 2014. NoraKeathley ’16 and Adam Joselson ’15, of Middlebury Union High School (VT), presented their own case-stories about creating video documentaries along with me. They spoke to K-12 teachers andadministrators from around

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Unequal Education Revisited: A Dialogue with Steve Goodman

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

On July 18, 2014 Steve Goodman of Educational Video Center (EVC)  in New York visited Bread Loaf’s Vermont campus to share some of the work and methods of EVC youth in developing provocative and thoughtful documentary videos. Following his visit, Steve invites us to join him here in an online dialogue about the final work he

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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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Imagination, Idealism, and Compassion: Lawrence Family Literacy Nights

May 14th, 2014 | By

Here’s what happened when Lou Bernieri and a core group of about twenty Lawrence Bread Loaf teachers expanded their work with English / Language Arts teachers to include students and community organizations:  In a city with a population of about 73,000,  the Andover Bread Loaf / Lawrence BLTN partnership is now reaching about 6,000 public

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