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ERIC Number: ED510965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age
National Writing Project (NJ1)
This series of reports, "Teachers Are the Center of Education," was developed to highlight the importance of teachers and the quality of their work. This specific report, a partnership among the College Board, the National Writing Project and Phi Delta Kappa International, shines the spotlight on one aspect of teacher work: the revolutionary use of technology to teach writing skills. Teachers were nominated by the College Board and the National Writing Project and were selected to provide a diverse set of disciplines, locations, kinds of schools and student populations, all committed to excellence in education. The stories of all nine nominated teachers are in the report. In each case, a writer spent a day at each school observing the teacher, and then interviewing him or her and recording their conversation. A photographer also visited each school. The final stories reflect only a small portion of the conversations and observations. School data in each profile were obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics. The teachers profiled in this report are: (1) Joel Malley (Cheektowaga High School, Cheektowaga, New York); (2) Katherine Suyeyasu (ASCEND School, Oakland, California); (3) Paul Epstein (Ruffner Elementary School, Charleston, West Virginia); (4) Paige Cole (Apalachee High School, Winder, Georgia); (5) Alejandro Sosa (World Journalism Preparatory, Queens, New York); (6) David Brown (John H. Webster Elementary School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); (7) Erin Wilkey (F.L. Schlagle High School, Kansas City, Kansas); and (8) Alina Adonyi and Jennifer Woollven (Eastside Memorial Green Tech High School, Austin, Texas).
National Writing Project. University of California, 2105 Bancroft Way #1042, Berkeley, CA 94720-1042. Tel: 510-642-0963; Fax: 510-642-4545; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board; National Writing Project; Phi Delta Kappa International
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Kansas; New York; Pennsylvania; Texas; West Virginia