The 2007-08 Papillion-La Vista NeWP Institute began Wednesday evening, October 10. Twenty four Papillion-La Vista teachers met at the Central Office to participate in free-writing, writing-generating demonstration/activities, reflecting on ourselves as writers, sharing our writing, and responding to writing.
The first two large group meetings included EQUIP presentations titled Meeting Boys Writing Needs, Raiding the Spice Rack to Conjure Ideas,and Memory Maps. Permanent small groups will begin meeting at our next meeting on November 7 and thereafter at various placesaround the city.
PLV NeWP Co-Facilitators are PLV Staff Laura Miller (District Instructional Facilitator), Tessie Boudreau (Golden Hills Elementary Literacy Facilitator), Mary Birky (Papillion-La Vista High School English Teacher). The 2007-08 PLV NeWP Institute will meet approximately every otherWednesday evening from October through April.
(Story and photos by Mary Birky)