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Saving My Voice

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

When I was asked–allowed–to untie my tongue in What’s the Story?, I began to understand that I was my own creator. I began to peel back my understandings of education and consider deeply what learning was. I worked for two years on multi-media campaigns exploring the experience of gender non-conforming students in Vermont middle in high schools. With that came an endless stream of events that have since changed my life.



Capable of Standing Up: Feeling Empowered to Create Change

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

During the car ride home, we Vermonters reflected on the immense strength and possibility of NextGen. The Hazhó’ó Hólne’ Writing Conference would shape our social action work in Vermont as well as our personal roles in our communities for the rest of our lives.



NextGen: A Home for Change

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

For the past few years my younger sister and I have been displaced, moving from house to house, never getting too comfortable or being too sure that we’d sleep in the same bed for more than a week. After being displaced again this past Christmas and feeling entirely alone with the weight of the world on my shoulders, I just mentally needed a place to go, a place where my situation didn’t exist, a place where I could be a kid—something I didn’t have the luxury of doing in my everyday life. I found that in NextGen.



A Journey between Four Sacred Mountains

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

As a group we all proposed ideas to stay in touch and ensure that NextGen survives. We owe that much to the youth that will come after us.



Fancypants, Pen Pals, and Real English: Making Space for Learning with Uncertainty

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Gregory Masterson Booth English Teacher Sheridan High School Thornville, OH “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”—Epictetus I’m stating the obvious when I say schools exist as a mechanism to help shape a society through the shaping of individuals, and that we seek to shape those individuals by instilling

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Santa Fe Spotlight: Teaching Multimodal Writing in a Digital Age

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Dr. Cruz Medina’s students rave about the balance of theory and practical application they experience in his course, Multimodal Composition in a Digital Age. Since the course will once again be offered on the Santa Fe Campus in Summer 2019, I thought it would be fun to interview Cruz about the class, and to highlight

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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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Defying Perceived Limitations: Lessons from a BLTN NextGen Internship

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Dewight Leupp 2018 BLTN NextGen Summer Intern University of New Mexico The capacity and willingness to learn is great among my generation.  I know we can influence the next generation to be agents of change. I had a chance to build and test this theory this summer as an intern for the BLTN Next Generation

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Caption That!

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Why it is important to caption your videos? How might captioning add to your content, and why might you want to become a captioning advocate at public events? This spirited conversation between Bread Loaf Vermont faculty member, Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, Professor and Aetna Endowed Chair of Writing at the University of Connecticut, and Norma Miller,

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What’s the Story? at Bellows Free Academy: A Vermont Collaboration

Feb 10th, 2019 | By

Nate Archambault English Teacher Bellows Free Academy St. Albans, VT BLSE 2018 The dust had barely settled on my Bread Loaf School of English diploma when I returned from an invigorating and challenging summer on the mountain, a place that I consider one of my homes, to another home, my high school alma mater and

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