Teachers Write! Kate Messner’s Digital Writing Camp 2016
Let’s face it. Teachers don’t take summers off. However, summers that include the reflective act of writing can rejuvenate our tired teaching souls or is that soles?--my feet are tired too!
So stick around and hear about a great way to fill your own writing bucket and enhance the writing experiences of your future students.
Last summer, I recaptured the magic of a GVWP Summer Institute the day I signed up for Teachers Write! 2015. I’m not sure how I found out about it, but more importantly, you can find out more about this year’s camp at katemessner.com.
Last year at camp, I learned that taking risks has many rewards and the more you participate by sharing your writing with others, responding to others’ work and flexing those writing muscles each day, you can grow as a writer. Although I only participated for one week last summer, this summer I plan to participate for all four weeks of camp. That’s one of the great things about Teachers Write. You can tailor the experience around your summer schedule. Last summer, I was kind of shy and lurked around online, just to see what a digital writing camp was all about. I participated in daily writing exercises, tweeted in Twitter chats, joined a Facebook group called Teachers Write, and created my own blog. On my blog, I wrote about camp, including a poem about stepping back in time on the Bluegrass train of Kentucky. You see, vacation and writing go together. I visited my daughter in Kentucky and made time for writing camp too.
I’ve included an FAQ below so you can learn from my experiences last summer and my plans for this year’s camp. I hope you find the FAQ below helpful.
Teachers Write! Digital Writing Camp----Frequently Asked Questions
What is a digital writing camp?
When is Teachers Write! 2016?
Camp runs June 27 through August 5, 2016.
Do I have to commit to the full six weeks?
No, you decide when and how to participate.
Why do you value Teacher’s Write?
How do I sign up?
Visit Kate Messner’s blog at http://www.katemessner.com/teachers-write/ to sign up.
In the spirit of the GVWP Summer Institute, give Teachers Write 2016 a try. You will be a happy camper too!
Please check out my blog archive of last year’s camp and leave a comment if you wish. It’s just a little slice of my summer life.
Acknowledging myself as a writer didn’t happen overnight, and I strive every day to become a better teacher of writers, but there is only one way to accomplish this goal. It takes practice within a supportive environment, and like anything worthwhile it takes time. But if you carve out a little time to write each day, it will happen. So, what are you waiting for? Join the other campers who are very much like you, dedicated and passionate about teaching writing.