Envisioning Our Future - EKU Writing Project
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Envisioning Our Future Survey
For the questions below, we give both items to choose from and space to enter ideas that are important to you. We know that writing your own ideas will take you longer than simply checking items from our lists, but the purpose of this survey is to hear your thoughts and visions for EKUWP.
We NEED to know what you value about Writing Project work so that EKUWP continues to meet your needs.
Please respond to this survey with your best thinking for our future.
1. Cut and paste principles listed below into the box. Then add other principles or comment on your selections.
Teachers are agents of reform.
Universities and schools are ideal partners for investing in reform through professional development.
Writing can and should be taught, not just assigned, at every grade level.
Professional development programs should provide opportunities for teachers to work together to understand writing development across grades and subject areas and to examine theory, research, and practice together.
The experience of writing develops practical knowledge about teaching writing.
Effective professional development programs provide frequent and ongoing opportunities for teachers to write.
There is no single right approach to teaching writing. A reflective and informed community of educators is in the best position to design and develop comprehensive writing programs.
Teachers who are well informed and effective in their practice can be successful teachers of other teachers.
Teachers who practice classroom inquiry contribute important voices to educational research and development.
These are NWP principles. We want to know how important you feel they are to EKUWP's future now that NWP funding will not be consistent.
2. While holding to those principles, what INSERVICE work do you think we should maintain, in spite of reduced funding?
List other inservice programs we should maintain or build.
3. What can EKUWP offer to keep TCs actively participating in our programs—planning, leading and/or being participants?
Describe other continuity programs EKUWP should offer.
4. EKUWP needs a sustainable approach to provide inservice programs for area teachers. How can we collect information from your school’s CSIP or data disaggregation to focus these programs?
Schedule regular sharing sessions
Create a task force to gather this information
Gathering information on teachers'/schools' needs is always challenging, but it is essential for our future.
What other means might we use to collect information from TCs, teachers, schools,and/or districts about their needs?
Think creatively and practically. We need something that gets us good information about needs to build programs around.
5. What current initiatives or inservice programs might we partner with to meet the needs of area teachers? (local, state, and national)
Common Core Standards
6. What local, state, and national priorities do you think EKUWP could begin or should continue building programs for?
7. EKUWP has already offered two summer Young Writers Camps on campus. What other offerings could you see us implementing to expand the YWCs so that they can produce funding to support our work?
populations of students to address
parent-friendly options (when kids need childcare)
school needs/ goals
after school clubs/childcare
during school breaks/holidays
at “field-trip” locations
with community organizations—churches, museums, fitness centers, malls
8. What interests and capacities does EKUWP have that we can describe for other sites with other NWP sites?
NWP will be gathering information about successful programs from all sites. They will publish this information to the network in March.
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9. List any additional ideas you have that might bring us new opportunities for FUNDING, CAPACITY BUILDING, and/or SITE VISIBILITY.
Please address each thinking broadly about our possible "markets."
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