"The site has helped me get to know my students better; that allows me to be more effective as a teacher." -- 7/8 science teacher
Welcome to the redesigned YWP digital classroom for 2013/14. We are confident you will find the new site cleaner, easier to navigate and faster. The site also has several exciting new features that will add to the experience students and teachers have on the site.
These sites remain designed to deepen student engagement: idea formation, revision, civil discourse and integration of multimedia. They foster respectful peer-to-peer conversation, critical thinking, creativity in all types of writing in all curricula. They are 'creative management systems' with several key ways that help teachers -- and students -- organize and view work.
YWP will provide you technical support 24/7 via phone, email or Web conference. YWP's primary contact is Doug DeMaio: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-324-9538. Do not hesitate to contact him about anything. Your teacher coach, if you've signed up, can help you with assistance and ongoing mentoring.
Note: If you had a site last year, you can access your old site by going to (schoolname).archive.ywpschools.net ... We suggest you use the 'Portfolio View' on your current sites to retrieve specific posts.
Don't forget that YWP publishes student work throughout the year in 19 newspapers, on Vermont Public Radio and in monthly live events throughout the state. We encourage teachers and students to sign up for accounts at youngwritersproject.org and submit best work for consideration. This site is also a civil, respectful place for students to share work and informally help each other outside the school.
Please, please, please click READ MORE for more info on the new features and changes: