What is Prairie Lands Writing Project (PLWP) and How Can I Become a Part of it????
During the summer of 2010 I finally committed to attending the summer institute. Now, I know what you're thinking... "That will take up 4 weeks of my summer!!" Now while that is true, I have gained so much after making that commitment. That's the beauty of the project, you can become as involved as you want. Some benefit from the summer institute and some are involved with many aspects of PLWP.

Here's what I know (and no one paid me to say this), PLWP changed my teaching. I've learned much about different types of writing and am still learning. I've also embraced the 21st Century learner. The first time I heard about 21st Century learning, digital literacy, digital natives, digital footprints all came from PLWP. I felt ahead of the game when district PD started visualizing how our students would learn in the future.

I know it's not easy to give up summer time, but it's sure made my teaching better and more in tune with the 21st Century Learner. If you have the opportunity, it is amazing! Below is a video recap of the first year of my involvement with PLWP. If you are interested in becoming involved with PLWP contact me or any teacher consultant for more information.