Appleseed Writing Project Attends Conferences

On Thursday, November 17th, several members of the AWP’s Leadership Team attended the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting; from Friday, November 18th until Sunday, November 20th, they attended the NCTE Conference. Both conferences were in Atlanta, Georgia; they had a great time and loved the southern hospitality!

The members of the Appleseed Writing Project team enjoyed several sessions and were able to bring back many new ideas for future growth of the project site, professional development and learning opportunities, and lesson plans for their Teacher Consultants.

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Waiting for the next session!

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Attending an interview with author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, of “Between the World and Me”

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Listening to an “Ignite” session!

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We’re “page turners!”

Young Writer’s Showcase Submission Deadline Approaching!

 

The Appleseed Writing Project’s Annual Young Writer’s Showcase is just around the corner, but we’re still accepting submissions (until September 30th) from students in 4th – 12th grades of:

poetry, narrative, expository, fiction, short fiction, science fiction, persuasive, song lyrics, or writer’s choice.

All submissions must be original work and typed or handwritten in ink (no colored ink or graphics).

Please limit all poetry to 30 lines and all other submissions to 1,000 words. If you have longer works, please submit an excerpt not exceeding 1,000 words.

Group and individual submissions are welcome.

Judges will select entries based on effective use of language, creativity, and originality.

Send submissions to:
Cheri Pruitt, Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Coordinator
cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com
or
2525 Springfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Please include your name and email/phone number on your submission.

The Appleseed Writing Project will host their annual Young Writer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at IPFW’s Walb Student Union Atrium from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Guest Author of Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis Crisler, will be joining us! The showcase is free and open to the public.


 

Writer’s Group Meets Tomorrow: September 21st!

It’s that time again. The AWP Writers Group will meet Wednesday, September 21st at IPFW in LA160. It may be a pain to make yourself come, but you will be glad you did.

If you want to participate, but the third Wednesday of the month doesn’t work for you, let us know by emailing us at appleseedwp@gmail.com. We will try to work out an alternative time.

We have several other exciting things happening next month! We’re still accepting submissions for our Young Writers’ Showcase, and you still have time to register for our AWP T3 Workshop! Connect and reconnect with colleagues and take away some great teaching ideas for your reluctant and not so reluctant writers as well.

T3: Teachers Teaching Teachers

The Appleseed Writing Project will be hosting a T3 (Teachers Teaching Teachers) workshop, focusing on reaching reluctant writers. Teachers and educators of all levels (K-16) and from all disciplines are welcome to attend this 3-hour workshop consisting of 3 concurrent 50-minute sessons. Some of the many topics that will be covered will be incorporating technology as a way to engage reluctant writers, brainstorming techniques that encourage reluctant writers to get started, and reaching reluctant writers outside the language arts’ classroom.

Please join us Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon* at IPFW in the Liberal Arts (LA) Building.

Registration is $25 for all teachers and educators, $15 for workshop presenters, and free to all IPFW pre-service teachers.

To register:  http://goo.gl/qRLa5E

If you have any questions, please contact Karol Dehr: dehr@ipfw.edu or 260-481-6074

 

*Check in from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. in LA lobby.

Young Writer’s Showcase 2016

Appleseed Writing Project will host their annual Young Writer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at IPFW’s Walb Student Union Atrium from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Guest Author of Tough Boy Sonatas, Curtis Crisler, will be joining us! The showcase is free and open to the public.


 

The Appleseed Writing Project’s Annual Young Writer’s Showcase is now accepting submissions from students in 4th – 12th grades of:

-poetry
-narrative
-expository
-fiction
-short fiction
-science fiction
-persuasive
-song lyrics
-writer’s choice

All submissions must be original work and typed or handwritten in ink (no colored ink or graphics).

Please limit all poetry to 30 lines and all other submissions to 1,000 words. If you have longer works, please submit an excerpt not exceeding 1,000 words.

Group and individual submissions are welcome.

Judges will select entries based on effective use of language, creativity, and originality.

Send submissions to:
Cheri Pruitt, Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Coordinator
cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com
or
2525 Springfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Please include your name and email/phone number on your submission.

Submission Deadline:  September 30, 2016


 

Writing Pathways to Disciplinary Learning

Please read: Writing Pathways flyer for information regarding an upcoming conference for writing instructors and others on designing effective writing assignments.  It occurs on Friday, September 16 (just one day before the ITW Annual Fall Conference—both in Indy).  Please consider registering at the link below.  Cost is only $35.
 
Appleseed will reimburse the fee for the first 10 TCs who register and attend. Terry Springer and Karol Dehr, Appleseed Directors, will be facilitating an afternoon session with keynote speaker Dr. Dan Melzer leading the way.
 
 
More details forthcoming as the day approaches.

Registration Open: Youth Writing Camps

Registration for the 2016 Appleseed Writing Project’s Youth Writing Camps is now open!

2016 Youth Writing Camp-Promotional Flyer

ELEMENTARY CAMP
Open to students entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in the fall of 2016
June 20-July 1
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
FEE:
$100, $90 for returning campers and siblings
IPFW Course # 16SPER302

Registration Form: 2016 Elementary Camp Registration

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP
Open to students entering grades 7, 8 or 9 in the fall of 2016
June 20-July 1
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE:
$100, $90 for returning campers and siblings
IPFW Course # 16SPER301

Registration Form: 2016YouthCampRegistration

Both Appleseed Youth Writing Camps are held on the IPFW Campus and will include the following:

 Writing in a variety of genres (poetry, story writing, narratives)
 Engaging activities and collaboration (choosing a topic, sustained writing time, revising, editing, publishing and sharing)
 Understanding the writing process (in a variety of writing contexts)
 Learning in a supportive environment under the tutelage of experienced writing teachers (but without the concern of earning a grade)

Transportation to and from campus must be provided by parents or caregivers. Students who utilize public transportation will be walked to their bus after each afternoon session by adult camp leaders.

TO REGISTER:
Complete the registration forms located above and send the completed form and payment to Cheri Pruitt (directions on registration forms).

 

A teacher’s recommendation and signature are required on the middle school camp registration forms. No previous creative writing experience is necessary for these camps—only a desire to write and a willingness to participate in the daily activities.

Deadline to register is June 10th.

Questions about the Appleseed Youth Writing Camps can be directed to Cheri Pruitt, AWP’s Youth Camp Coordinator, at 260-710-3418 or cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com.

Questions about other Appleseed activities can be sent to Site Director Karol Dehr at 260-481-6074 or dehr@ipfw.edu.