Project WRITE Participants,

Please help develop this letter as a model that we can use to share with all of our superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, department chairs, and colleagues.

In a spirit of collaboration,
~ Liz and Troy

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Dear :

As you know, this year I am participating in a professional development experience offered by the Red Cedar Writing Project called Project WRITE: Writing, Reading, Inquiry, and Technology Education. In our workshops, we...

Also, as a part of this work, we are expected to integrate the technologies we are learning -- such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, and Google Docs -- in our teaching. We have seen many examples of these in practice. For instance...

These technologies fit into larger educational trends that are exploring the uses of technology for reading and writing. Michigan's content and technology expectations... online experience...

Professional organizations such as NCTE, ISTE...

Researchers such as Beers et al....

However, we have also found limitations. For instance, our district has chosen to block...

I strongly encourage you to reconsider our district's position on... so that we can...

Sincerely,