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A Historical Perspective on BLTN

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

In these excerpts from a 2012 interview, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director Dixie Goswami speaks to the origin of the network, its evolution through the past two decades, and prospects for the future.



I Live Here: A Reflective Artifact Project

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

Kim Masterson teaches at Salem High School in Salem, MA. She graduated from Bread Loaf’s Asheville campus in 2007, where she worked for three years as a Director’s Assistant. This summer, Kim will be working at the Vermont campus in the same capacity. Kim credits Professor Tilly Warnock’s Bread Loaf course, “Rewriting a Life: Teaching

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Teach Lawrence: Transforming Education, Transforming a City

Nov 11th, 2012 | By

Jineyda Tapia speaks of the genesis of Teach Lawrence, an outgrowth of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network and Andover Bread Loaf partnership. TEACH LAWRENCE: An initiative organized and led by members of the Lawrence Bread Loaf Teacher Network, Andover Bread Loaf, and young people and community advocates who are powerful forces for educational change. Goals:

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A Tribute to Jim Maddox

Nov 11th, 2012 | By
Jim Maddox

Jim Maddox, member of the BLSE faculty for a decade before serving as director from 1989 to 2010, when he retired, was BLTN’s great advocate and visionary leader, responsible for major grants. Jim always presented BLTN as a valuable, visible resource for improving public education, supporting teachers in the most basic of ways, by offering to

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BLTN Bibliography: A Growing Resource

Nov 11th, 2012 | By

by Dixie Goswami, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director.  A grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations plus support from Bread Loaf and Write to Change are making it possible, with the help of all past and present BLTN members, to prepare a list of BLTN scholarship, references, and resources. Rachel Joslyn, a Bread Loaf student from

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Ken Macrorie Writing Centers: From Bread Loaf Campuses to Local Contexts

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

by Dixie Goswami, Bread Loaf Teacher Network Director. In July 2009, the Ken Macrorie Writing Centers were established to honor the memory of Ken Macrorie, who taught at Bread Loaf for almost two decades. Ken’s students, friends, and many others contributed to the writing centers, which are now flourishing at all four Bread Loaf campuses

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The Case For Food Literacy

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

—by Brent Peters, funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation. Before becoming an English teacher and Bread Loaf student, Brent Peters worked as a chef at the Mayan Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Joe Franzen has been an urban gardener, sustainability enthusiast, environmental educator, and kitchen magician for years. He has turned Fern Creek Traditional High School

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U.S. ED Karen Cator Visits Vermont Campus to Kick Off Connected Educator Month

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

by Tom McKenna, BLTN Director of Communication.  Emily Bartels, Dixie Goswami, Doug Wood, Lou Bernieri and I met with Karen Cator, Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology in April 2012. We gathered to discuss how Bread Loaf Teacher Network teachers might inform the national dialogue on “Connected Teaching and Learning”–a core

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Why BLTN?: Members Weigh In on Connected Teaching

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Connected, by Lorena German, Lawrence, Massachusetts.  In 1998 I walked into high school and that afternoon we were ushered into the auditorium for the freshman assembly. Among the rules and warnings that were announced to us, we were told, “Look to your left. Look to your right. The person next to you might not be here

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Talking Writing

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Talking Writing by Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University.  Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita at Stanford University, taught at Bread Loaf-Vermont for nine summers, from 1982-2001, working with several of her Bread Loaf students as co-researchers on inquiries about literacy and the arts. Ways with Words:  Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms was published in 1983.

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