10th Anniversary BSWP Reunion!

Come celebrate with us Saturday, October 3 at the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Saturday schedule:
8:00-8:15 Jeff and Peg
8:15-8:30 Ed camp Intro
8:30-9:30 Patrick
9:30-10:15 Ed camp organizing
10:15-11:15 40 minute session; 10 minute writing; pass
11:15-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:45 Session 3
2:45-3 Closure 
3:00-5 Making Marathon
5-6 Happy Hour Mingle Find a Fellow
6 Dinner (We will provide a pork dinner and attendees will participate in a potluck at 6pm )
7-9 Party music (Blaze and Kelly)

The Boise State Writing Project offers professional development workshops for administrators and teachers addressing the implementation of The Common Core Standards. The workshops can be modified and geared toward specific district needs surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Contact Paula Uriarte for more information.

Upcoming Events

Nardagani Training (and Research Study) Presented by the Boise State Writing Project (an affiliate of the National Writing Project) in partnership with the Idaho State Department of Education Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm, the Boise State Writing Project and Narda Pitkethly welcome you to learn how to teach this revolutionary new reading program that helps those struggling with decoding and basic literacy to become competent in quick time frames.  WHAT: Learn the Nardagani teaching method for reading Extension: Involve yourself in our research study on teachers implementing Nardagani (only if you want) WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2015 | 10:30 am TO 3:00 pm (optional follow up time/discussion afterwards. WHERE: BSU: ILC 313 – glassed in building on center of campus RSVP: TO jwilhelm@boisestate.edu and narda@nardagani.com  Join us in learning the method that has been successful at helping illiterate prisoners, struggling upper elementary/middle school/ high school, special education and second language learners learn to read. This can also count this workshop towards credit hours for a teacher research course at BSU. If you are interested, email Jeff. The Nardagani Reading Program is based on the Japanese Hiragana coding system, which was developed hundreds of years ago. As a result of this simple coding method, Japan has one of the highest literacy rates in the world. Narda Pitkethly, founder and creator of the Nardagani Reading Program, has adapted the Japanese method to the English language by creating a simplistic 12-symbol system. The simplicity of the system results in challenged readers learning to read in an astonishingly rapid way – typically in four to six (one-hour) lessons. This system has been adapted for Spanish and can be applied to de-code all the languages of the world. Visit nardagani.com and watch the videos “How We Began,” “The Amazing Tale of Sven” and “Anthony, The Coding Master.” View more videos to deepen your understanding of this program.  All materials will be provided. Complete set to those joining the research project (contact Jeff). Introductory materials provided free to all. REMEMBER TO RSVP: jwilhelm@boisestate.edu and narda@nardagani.com

Nardagani Training (and Research Study)

Presented by the Boise State Writing Project (an affiliate of the National Writing Project)

in partnership with the Idaho State Department of Education

Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm, the Boise State Writing Project and Narda Pitkethly welcome you to learn how to teach this revolutionary new reading program that helps those struggling with decoding and basic literacy to become competent in quick time frames. 

WHAT: Learn the Nardagani teaching method for reading
Extension: Involve yourself in our research study on teachers implementing Nardagani (only if you want)
WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2015 | 10:30 am TO 3:00 pm (optional follow up time/discussion afterwards.
WHERE: BSU: ILC 313 – glassed in building on center of campus
RSVP: TO jwilhelm@boisestate.edu and narda@nardagani.com 

Join us in learning the method that has been successful at helping illiterate prisoners, struggling upper elementary/middle school/ high school, special education and second language learners learn to read.

This can also count this workshop towards credit hours for a teacher research course at BSU. If you are interested, email Jeff.

The Nardagani Reading Program is based on the Japanese Hiragana coding system, which was developed hundreds of years ago. As a result of this simple coding method, Japan has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.

Narda Pitkethly, founder and creator of the Nardagani Reading Program, has adapted the Japanese method to the English language by creating a simplistic 12-symbol system. The simplicity of the system results in challenged readers learning to read in an astonishingly rapid way – typically in four to six (one-hour) lessons.

This system has been adapted for Spanish and can be applied to de-code all the languages of the world.

Visit nardagani.com and watch the videos “How We Began,” “The Amazing Tale of Sven” and “Anthony, The Coding Master.” View more videos to deepen your understanding of this program. 

All materials will be provided. Complete set to those joining the research project (contact Jeff). Introductory materials provided free to all.

REMEMBER TO RSVP: jwilhelm@boisestate.edu and narda@nardagani.com

2015 Institutes

Classroom Assessment for learning: Preparing students for life, learning, and the next generation assessments

Inquiry Institute: Unit and Lesson Planning for Meeting and Exceeding the CCSS

Interested in how inquiry can help your students meet and exceed the new common core state standards for reading, writing, speaking/listening, and literacy in the disciplines? Interested in preparing students for the next generation of assessments like the smarter balanced?

  • Pre-Institute: TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR Saturday May 2, 2015 at Boise State University SUB- or via skype 
  • The Institute: Monday June 15, 2015 – Friday June 19, 2015 at Boise State University

Mathematical Literacy and Inquiry: Meeting the CCSS

Are you:

•Interested in how MTI principles translate to classroom instruction of a wide variety of mathematical concepts and processes applicable K-12?

•Concerned about the common core and how to build meaningful units that meet the CCSS for literacy in the disciplines?

•Looking for teaching strategies that will help accomplish the Standards for Mathematical Practice? 

Pre-Institute: Saturday May 9, 2015 at Boise State University SUB (tentative)
The Institute: Monday June 15, 2015 – Friday June 19, 2015 at Boise State University

ELEVENTH Annual Boise State University Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute and year-long fellowship

Affiliated with the National Writing Project and sponsored by Boise State University
Pre-Institute April 10-11 | Summer Institute: 18 arranged sessions between June 8 – July 3, 2015
6 GRADUATE CREDITS - FREE
Download the application

INTERSECTIONS: "HACK" THE DISCOVER CENTER OF IDAHO'S EXHIBITS JUNE 8-12. MORE INFORMATION HERE.