Leadership Team met Oct. 13

The Morehead Writing Project Leadership Team met Saturday, Oct. 13, at the MSU Campus in Mt. Sterling to discuss the work of the site including the progress of the site’s SEED grant, preparation for the Writing Eastern Kentucky Conference, the new Writing Studio program, and report on summer activities including the Summer Institute, writing camps, and the Kentucky Writing Project Technology Institute, as well as site participation in Kentucky and National Writing Project programs.

The LT members attending the meeting included: Site Director Deanna Mascle, Summer Institute Co-Director Brandie Trent, In-Service Co-Director Jared Salyers, Outreach Co-Director Tim Reding. Technology Coordinator Billie Jo Thornsberry, and at-large members Kathy Heaberlin,Maggie Prater, Vickie Moriarity, and Brandis Carlson.

NWP was founded in 1974 to improve the teaching of writing. NWP’s core belief is that teachers who write are better writing teachers. While writing is the central focus of NWP Summer Institutes, the teachers selected to participate in those invitational programs are also expected to grow as reflective practitioners, researchers, and leaders. Today, the NWP network has grown to nearly 200 sites and more than 70,000 teachers. Annually, the network offers more than 7,000 programs which serve more than 130,000 educators who in turn touch the lives of more than 1.4 million students.

The Morehead Writing Project (MWP) offers programs designed locally to meet the specific needs of the students, teachers, and communities of Eastern Kentucky. Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary as an NWP site, MWP is one of the eight sites that make up the Kentucky Writing Project State Network. MWP’s involvement in the state and national networks offers teachers opportunities beyond MWP’s local programming including 2012 programs such as a Technology and Literacy Academy held at MSU and a Holocaust and Social Justice Education Seminar at Ohio State University. Currently, MWP is working with KWP and NWP on initiatives such as NWP’s Literacy in the Common Core and KWP’s Focus on English Language Learners.

Contact mwp@moreheadstate.edu or call (606)273-2426 to learn more about MWP’s professional development offerings and applying for the 2013 Summer Institute. You can learn more about Morehead Writing Project at https://moreheadwritingproject.org or follow MWP on Facebook and Twitter.