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BLTN Energized by Conflict Transformation Collaborative

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

The Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) has named seven Teaching, Writing, and Acting for Change Fellows for 2022-23, a cohort to support the goals of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation. Additionally, BLTN is offering Change Action Grants to active BLTN educators who undertake school or community projects focused on “conflict transformation”: the

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BLTN Fellows at Monterey Institute

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

Five Bread Loaf Teacher Network fellows will attend the Bread Loaf School of English Summer Institute in Global Humanities: a three-week residential session, to run from July 18 to August 7, 2022, at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California. The fellows, who will be participating in BLTN conversations remotely, are Gladys Gitau-Damascus

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Teaching and Learning across Difference: BLTN at Faculty at Home

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

Bread Loaf School of English Dean Emily Bartels, BLTN Director Beverly Moss, and BLTN Director of Communications Tom McKenna were featured in Middlebury College’s Faculty at Home series on March 29, 2022. The Faculty at Home webinar series “invites you to engage in the digital space, to stay connected with faculty members, with big ideas,

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Behind the BreadNet Curtain: Caroline Eisner

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

BLTN Director of Communications, Tom McKenna interviewed Caroline Eisner, Director of BreadNet, about her decades of helping to support BreadNet, the longstanding digital community of the Bread Loaf School of English. The Guide to Conferencing referred to in this conversation–drafted by Caroline in 1992–is available here. A list of BreadNet conferences in 1995 shows the

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What’s the Story? A *National* Young People Social Action Team

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

Over the past two years, What’s the Story? Vermont has begun to redefine “community spaces.” Originally conceived as the Vermont Young People Social Action Team, the program is in its eighth year of offering an unparalleled opportunity for Vermont students to work on issues of local importance, conducting interviews and other forms of research. During

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Goswami Action Grants Inspire Diversity and Collaboration

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

Named for BLTN co-founder and eternal inspirer, Dixie Goswami, BLTN Goswami Action Grants were awarded to nine BLTN teachers this year. The grants allow teachers to diversify their curriculum, to more deeply engage youth with one another and their communities, and to connect across distance and difference. Here are teachers’ initial project descriptions, along with

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BLTN in the News

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

What follows is a partial list of some BLTN members’ awards, presentations, and publications during the 2021-22 school year. Do you have news to be shared? Contact us! Professor Damián Baca chaired “Rhetorical Sovereignty in Action: Community Literacies by and for Indigenous Stakeholders,” a presentation featuring Rex Lee Jim (MA ’01, MLitt ’19), Dr. Ceci

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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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