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Celebrate NCTE's Fifth Annual
National Day on Writing!


Twitter Chat, Oct. 20

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!  They’ll spend the first half of the chat on how we write to connect with technology (in honor of Connected Educators Month #ce13) and the second half on how to write to connect across the curriculum K-20.

#write2connect, Oct. 21

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, write to connect by tweeting out the ways you use writing to make connections 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!

#engchat, Oct. 21

Wrap up your National Day on Writing celebrations with #engchat on Monday, October 21, at 7 pm ET, with NCTE memberd Sarah Mulhern Gross (@thereadingzone) and Meenoo Rami (@meenoorami).

How Does Writing Today Facilitate Connections
among Ideas? People? Disciplines?

Listen as NCTE members Paul Oh, Millie Davis, and Lil Brannon join other writing advocates to talk about this year's National Writing Day theme, #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.  NWP Radio,  October 14, 2013


The Experiences and Expectations of  Incoming College Writers

Hear NCTE/CCCC members Dylan Dryer and Linda Adler-Kassner talk about first-year college writers. Higher Education Talk Radio, October 16, 2013  

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

  Read about celebrations that took place in 2012


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