Friday, March 11, 2011

High School Writing Day 2011

On March 10, 2011, High School Writing Day welcomed 167 students, 16 teachers, and 9 high schools to the Missouri Western University Campus. As advertised on the Praire Lands Writing Project website, "This annual event brings the best teen writers in Northwest Missouri to the campus of Missouri Western State University for a day of learning and fun."

From 8 AM until 2 PM, students engaged in writing and video workshops with subjects as diverse as writing the Graphic Novel, screenwriting, memoir, poetry, song-writing, and more.

Dr. Jane Frick and Mr. Tom Pankiewicz (pictured above) are the co-directors of this annual event. They were assisted by MWSU pre-service teachers and students from the SNCTE, our student chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Tom Pankiewicz was impressed by the students ability to "tweet" in creative ways in response to some pictures shared on the large screens in the Fulkerson Center. Those tweets were "posted" on boards around the room for all to enjoy.

Enjoy some of the videos that students created:

Thanks to the MWSU Foundation and the St. Joseph School District for their support in this annual event celebrating student writing in Northwest Missouri.

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