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Celebrate NCTE's Fifth Annual
National Day on Writing!

Twitter Chat

Join Penny Kittle (@pennykittle) and Katherine Sokolowski (@katsok) on Sunday, October 20, at 8 p.m. ET, for a Twitter Chat (#nctechat) celebrating the National Day on Writing!


For this year’s theme -- write2connect -- NCTE joins the New York Times Learning Network, the National Writing Project and NWP's Educator InnovatorMozilla Hive, Graphite by Common Sense Media, Edutopia, Mozilla Webmaker, and National Novel Writing Month to encourage all who write to talk about the ways they use writing to connect -- between subject areas, with other people, with organizations and opportunities, and more. (Find more ways to connect with these events, many sponsored by NCLE and its stakeholders, planned for Connected Educator Month in October!)

TwitterOn October 21, tweet out the way you use writing to make connections and post them to Twitter using the hashtag #write2connect and, if space allows, #dayonwriting. Our goals are to share your thoughts publicly while we get #write2connect as a trending topic on Twitter this year, just as #WhatIWrite was a trending topic last year and #WhyIWrite was a trending topic the year before!

The National Day on Writing falls on a Sunday this year so please hold your community and school celebrations when it's convenient for you. And please Tweet #write2connect on October 21!


  How does writing today facilitate connections among ideas? People? Disciplines? The response to these questions is the focus of this year's National Day on Writing, celebrated on October 21 with a conversation on Twitter (#write2connect). Listen to Millie Davis of the National Council of Teachers of EnglishGrant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month, and leaders from local Writing Project sites discuss the genesis of #write2connect, how the writing-to-connect idea will play out on the national stage via Twitter and what it will look like in local venues.

Let us know what you're doing this year to celebrate the National Day on Writing!

  Read about celebrations that took place in 2012


About the National Day on WritingLearn how you can get involvedVisit the National Gallery of WritingTips for Writers
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