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Publishing Our Next Book !
“The intention of dialogue is to reach new understanding and, in doing so, to form a totally new basis from which to think and act.” William Isaacs
The Great Valley Writing Project is planning a publication on the many facets of dialogue and how it supports reading, writing, thinking, and being part of a community.
Our belief--as conceptualized in the work about dialogue by both David Bohm and William Isaacs--is that dialogue is essential for constructing meaning.
We seek manuscripts that explore your experiences--both successes and frustrations--in dialogue among learners, teachers, texts, policy makers, and community members.
Some questions for you to consider:
- Does dialogue support student success?
- What dialogues enrich your practices?
- What dialogues or form of dialogues hinder your practice?
- What dialogues transform your work?
- What dialogues are missing from your work?
- What classroom practices support meaningful dialogue?
- What kind of instructional activities and assessment strategies work well in helping students read Freire’s “the word and the world”?
- What role does digital dialogue play in this conversation?
- What conversations do you value?
This publication (To Be Named) welcomes submissions of high-quality manuscripts that make significant contributions to advancing and integrating theory and practice of dialogue in education.
- Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout (including quotations, endnotes, and works cited), with standard margins. We will not return any materials to authors.
- Manuscripts should be between 500-3,000 words.
- Please provide a statement guaranteeing that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere.
- Number all pages.
- Use in-text documentation, following the MLA format. Works cited and any other bibliographic information should also follow MLA style.
- List your name, address, school affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the title page only, no on the manuscript. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by email.
This publication will be refereed by outside reviewers. We will attempt to reach a decision on submissions within six months.
Deadline: January 24, 2014
Submit electronically to: CMinner@csustan.edu
GVWP Newsletter Submissions
Interested in expanding your leadership? Want to find out more about facilitating an event? Click on the links below to read more information.
Family Literacy NightDownload: Family Literacy Night.pdf
How to Organize and Facilitate a Book StudyDownload: What is a Book Study Group.pdf
Student Release FormTCs using student samples in their demonstrations need to have parent authorization. Please download the student release form.pdf (Spanish version.pdf), have the parent complete and keep on file.
Over Our Shoulders and into Our Classrooms:
Our first publication is available for purchase. Download the order form and share with your principal and/or curriculum coordinator.
Best Writing Practices, K-12
Writing Now: A Policy Research Brief produced by NCTEThis publication of the James R. Squire Office of Policy Research offers updates on research with implications for policy decisions that affect teaching and learning.
Download: Research Brief.pdf
Developing Teacher LeadersJoin the online community for teacher consultants. This site was created just for GVWP TCs to stay connected, exchange ideas, and discuss virtually anything. Request your membership.
Join our online community for teachers of ELLsIf you have English language learners in your class, you are a teacher of ELLs. GVWP has created an online community for writing project TCs who teach ELLs, called Know ELLs. On the site, you'll find an active community of TCs from all over the US sharing resources, stories, research, and more. Request your membership.
English-Learning Carnival BlogThe 19th edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival has been posted and is rich with links to resources for the English-learning classroom.
TC Nominated as San Joaquin County Teacher of the YearTC Krista Beltran, Hawkins School teacher, was named San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year. Read the articles published in the Stockton Record and Tracy Press.
TC Nominated as "Class Act"TC Mary Asgill, Turlock High School teacher, was nominated as a Class Act. Read the article published in the Modesto Bee.
TCs Involved in "Warriors Rock!" Student PublicationTCs at Lathrop Elementary School celebrate a publication written by students. Congratulations to Cecilia Martinez, Deborah Farrell, Norma Molina, Genevieve Beltran, and Martha Salcedo. Read the article published in the Manteca Bulletin.
GVWP Goes to Washington!Carol Minner, Tom O’Hara, and Juliet Wahleithner attended the annual NWP Spring Meeting at the Capitol. They met with education aides from Representatives Dennis Cardoza and Jerry McNerney’s offices. Both Representatives signed the House Dear Colleague Letter.
TCs Receive Leadership AwardGVWP TCs, Deanne Andrade and Debra Schneider, were honored as the 2010 Region 6 California Subject Matter Projects leadership award winners. Read more about their contributions as educators.
Previous GVWP winners of this leadership award
2005: Michelle Guzman, Denna Crowe, Chris Condon, Pretta Condon, Gloria Piuser
2007: Michelle Crippen, Brandy DeAlba, Juliet Wahleithner
2008: Jane Baker, Theresa Gill
NWP Annual Meeting: Orlando, FLJuliet Wahleithner, Carol Minner, Debra Schneider, Chris Condon, Jose Aldaco, Mary Asgill, Kathy Harvey, Deanne Andrade, and Stephanie Paterson attended the National Writing Project meeting in Orlando, FL.
Congratulations 2012 Fellows!
Lorena Sanchez, Shannon McMahon, Kathleen Skochko, Nancy Matthews, Cathy Pope-Gotschall, Marlene Hepner, Karol Eisenbeis, Alyssa Wooten, Kathy Harvey, Beth King, Juliet Wahleithner, Kendra Martinsen, Martha Martinez, Magdalena Benn, Darrel Wildt