38th Invitational Summer Institutes

The Greater New Orleans Writing Project presents the 38th annual Summer Institutes: The 2016 Invitational Summer Institute & The College Ready Writer’s Program.

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Mermaids, Goats, and Moses Malone

Ari Zeiger | February 23, 2016

To start class today (à la Nancie Atwell), I brought in this lyrical vignette by Mary Oliver where she writes oh-so tenderly about her dog Ben. The last few lines of her sketch are as follows: “Ben. Joyful Ben. Because of his joyfulness, my own is increased. It is no small gift. So, perhaps it’s Read More

Call for Editorial Cartoon Submissions.

Sarah DeBacher | November 6, 2015

“The Scholastic Writing Awards are introducing a new category for 2016 – Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. The Editorial Cartoon category celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the students who Read More

Monster Wars!

Sarah DeBacher | October 29, 2015

In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d share this SUPER FUN writing activity called “Monster Wars.”* Writing! Coloring! Monsters! Reflection! This assignment is scarily good. While my writers are college freshmen, you could easily do Monster Wars with writers at all grade levels. The Monster Wars activity is designed to show students just Read More

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Greater New Orleans Writing Project

Teacher happy hour this coming Tuesday! (Be sure to RSVP.)

Tuesday: Teachers' Happy Hour & Intro to the Music Box Village!

Tuesday: Teachers' Happy Hour & Intro to the Music Box Village!

We invite educators to visit us for a hands-on introduction to the Music Box Village. Our sonic sculpture garden provides a magical setting for kids (and adults) to learn and play outdoors in guided exploration. Visit our site, and find out how your school can sign up for our Spring Education season.

Kenton's will provide light refreshments

Happy Hour 4-6pm
Tuesday, November 29th.
Drinks provided/ Free admission
Sign in on arrival!!


Nov 27th 8:42am • No Comments

NWP's College-Ready Writers Program helps students understand what's real. (And thank goodness for that!)

Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds

Stanford researchers assessed students from middle school to college and found they struggled to distinguish ads from articles, neutral sources from biased ones and fake accounts from real ones.

Nov 24th 7:05am • No Comments

PRIME TIME is offering a PD workshop on facilitating strong discussions on December 3rd for pre-K to 4th grade teachers. $75 stipend and free lunch! Woohoo! Sign up today.


On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 9am-3pm PRIME TIME will host a HomeRoom Teacher Professional Development workshop at the LEH Office. All PreK-4th Grade Educators in the GNO area are invited to register!
The registration deadline is November 30, 2016!!!To register visit

PRIME TIME HomeRoom offers Pre-K to 4th-grade educators training on question development and asking, and group discussion facilitation--all with the goal of improving student outcomes related to communication and expression, text comprehension, and critical thinking. Additional participation benefits (teachers must attend the entire workshop day to receive):

-6 CEUs (Louisiana Residents) and/or Certificate of Completion
-$125 Stipend (stipends will be issued within two weeks of workshop completion)
-Free continental breakfast and boxed lunch

This workshop can accommodate up to 75 educators. Applications will be accepted on a first-come and first-served basis.

Nov 22nd 2:13pm • No Comments

A fun resource for those of you who teach argument.

Liberal Mountain

New fallacy memes added! Be sure to check out the whole album if you haven't already. Credit for most of these goes to Glen Welch.

Nov 20th 8:24pm • No Comments

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