How can we help Congress and the Department of Education come to understand what we will lose if they cut the National Writing Project? Can social media help?
Hat's off to Chad Sansing who works on school development and teaches humanities at the Community Public Charter School in Charlottesville, VA, for the original idea of #blog4nwp. Chad, who blogs in many places, began collecting and posting blogs in support of the NWP at Cooperative Catalyst, a group blog dedicated to the improvement of education. Chad's idea was a weekend of blogging, which turned into several weeks of blogging with associated tweets collected through the hashtag #blog4nwp. The blogs have been collected at the Cooperative Catalyst archive.
We invite you to join the effort by blogging and tweeting with an associated hashtag: #blog4nwp. But what if you haven't started a blog yet? Well, you can still participate by posting to THIS blog. Just craft a post using any e-mail program and then send it to "firstname.lastname@example.org". Your email will magically turn into a blog post. Whatever you put in the subject line will become the title of your post and the body of the e-mail will become the body of the post. Be sure to sign your name!