NeWP Represents at the Durham in 2015

Omaha, Nebraska

On October 2, 2015, the Durham Museum was filled with teachers from all over the Omaha metro area. Over 1,500

Jeff Grinvalds and Darin Jensen at the Durham
Jeff Grinvalds and Darin Jensen at the Durham

teachers roamed the historic train station perusing the tables of dozens of educational vendors for the Durham’s Annual Teachers’ Night and The Nebraska Writing Project was there to greet them.

Jeff Grinvalds and Darin Jensen met with an estimated 200 teachers, sharing the transformative power of the Nebraska Writing Project. Maggie Christensen, Director of the Oxbow Writing Project, also joined them.

Crowds of people came to hear about how the Writing Project is “professional development that works.” Darin pointed out repeatedly that, “when you take the Summer Institute, you come back to the classroom with twenty lessons you can use right away!” This is a message that teachers take to heart.

Educators from elementary school through high school listened to the message as NeWP merchandise was passed out. The night was fulfilling and deeply rewarding.

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Agate Writer’s Workshop: Exploring the Bones of Place

The first collaboration between the National Park Service and NeWP concluded June 10th at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Seven Nebraska teachers joined us for the event. Click CONTINUE READING for the link to find out about the event.. Agate Writer’s Workshop Write Up

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Now Accepting Applications For The 2015 Nebraska Holocaust Educator’s Summer Satellite Seminar

The Nebraska Writing Project, the Institute for Holocaust Education, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Memorial Library in New York City are pleased to release the details of the  2015 Nebraska Holocaust Education Satellite Seminar for teachers, held June 22 – 26, in Lincoln, NE.  This is the 4th year of this workshop, and the seminar is free to all accepted participants; it even includes some meals during the seminar, educational training materials, and lodging if needed.

Questions may be communicated to Katrina Gotschall (O’Neill High School) by emailing her at katrinagotschall@oneillschools.org or Tom Seib (Pius X High School) at tom.seib555@gmail.com.  For your convenience, this year’s detailed brochure is attached, and you can apply for the seminar by clicking on this link:  http://www.thememoriallibrary.org/satellite-program/nebraska/

We hope you will consider joining us for this amazing learning opportunity, and if you know of any other teachers who may be interested in this awesome seminar, please feel free to pass this along to them, or if you prefer, you can share their information with the facilitators, who are happy to contact them.  This seminar has greatly impacted many educators, and we enthusiastically encourage you to apply!

Sincerely,

Katrina Gotschall
Social Studies and ELA, O’Neill High School
Nebraska Writing Project
Holocaust Educator’s Network
NYC Holocaust Educator Seminar Alumni
Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium

Tom Seib
AP Social Studies, Pius X High School
Holocaust Educator’s Network
NYC Holocaust Educator Seminar Alumni
Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium
tom.seib555@gmail.com

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