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Dr. Joanne Meier
Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne every week as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.
Teachers Write: A virtual summer writing camp for teachers
Here's a great idea: Work on your writing craft over the summer for free, and online, with a group of other teachers and librarians. Then, apply what you learn with your students next year! That's the idea behind Teachers Write, an online virtual summer writing camp for teachers and librarians. Camp runs from June 4th to August 10th.
Visit Kate Messner's blog to learn more about her, and the Teachers Write page to view the schedule (don't worry, even Kate recognizes that schedule is an ugly summer word — think of it as schedule-ish) and to get a sense of what she's hoping to have happen this summer. The "camp" looks both laid back and welcoming, and like the sort of thing you can squeeze in between day outings and trips to the pool. Judging from the number of folks who have already signed up, this should be a great collaborative and free way to sharpen your writing skills this summer!