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BLTN: Changing Lives and Changing Systems

May 28th, 2021 | By

Bread Loaf Teacher Network fellows compose reflective reports at key moments in a year. At the close of summer, they reflect on their BLSE course learning and they propose collaborative plans for projects and exchanges in the year ahead. At mid-year, they share their learning from the first half of the year, often using that

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BLTN NextGen at ¡Confluencia!

May 28th, 2021 | By

On Saturday, November 21, Lena Ashooh (NextGen – VT), Leah Sneed (NextGen – Louisville), and Faith Omosefe (NextGen – Lawrence) opened for Joy Harjo’s session at NCTE’s Annual Convention, ¡Confluencia! Lena, Leah, and Faith worked for months with Bread Loaf School of English faculty and acting ensemble member, Jonathan Fried, in a process paralleling Jonathan’s

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Small Victories: Moments in the Pandemic

May 28th, 2021 | By

As BLTN members entered one of four Zoom meetings this year, they exchanged what Bread Loaf professor Ken Macrorie might have called “fabulous realities” about their recent teaching days. (An excerpt from that chat, might bring you a smile.) As the night’s discussion grew, we realized that “small victories” were some of the best antidotes

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NextGen News

May 28th, 2021 | By

The BLTN’s youth leadership crew, BLTN NextGen, adapted quickly and meaningfully to a year without face-to-face gathering opportunities. In the early fall, our Youth Advisory Board selected its co-chairs, welcomed new members, and drew up a plan to have individual sites host virtual cross-site gatherings. Youth Advisors turned to writing and sharing together as the

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BLTN Awards and Announcements

May 28th, 2021 | By

Andover Bread Loaf youth, Jiberly Sandoval and Faith Omosefe, were featured in an “Youth Leaders Unlocking Justice: 100 Years of Advocacy in Lawrence, MA,” an Aspen Institute webinar held December 8. They spoke about their experiences as writers, youth activists, and writing leaders within the Lawrence, MA collective. The webinar is part of the Aspen

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Goswami Action Grants Inspire Teachers and Students

May 28th, 2021 | By

Dixie Goswami BLTN Action Grants Awarded for 2020-2021 Dixie Goswami BLTN Action Grants, made possible by a BLSE donor, are offered to any current or former BLTN member during the fall and the spring of each year. Grant awards range between $250 to $2500 and are to support BLTN-related classroom programs, projects, events, and /or travel.

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