National Day on Writing: Share #What[You]Write On Twitter

Photo courtesy of The Learning Network

Photo courtesy of The Learning Network

Today is the National Day on Writing,  declared by the U.S. Senate to be a day in which:

  • The National Council of Teachers of English, in conjunction with its many national and local partners, honors and celebrates the importance of writing.
  • We celebrate the foundational place of writing in the personal, professional, and civic lives of the people of the United States.
  • We provide an opportunity for individuals across the United States to share and exhibit their written works through the National Gallery of Writing.
  • We highlight the importance of writing instruction and practice at every educational level and in every subject area.
  • We emphasize the lifelong process of learning to write and compose for different audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  • We honor the use of the full range of media for composing, from traditional tools like print, audio, and video, to Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, and podcasts.
  • All people of the United States are encouraged to write, as well as to enjoy and learn from the writing of others.

Today the New York Times’ The Learning Network (in association with the National Writing Project, Figment, and Edutopia) is asking Americans to log onto Twitter for a #WhatIWrite Twitterfest, in which people can share their stories and written works with others using the hastag #WhyIWrite.

Join the conversation and share what you write on Twitter!

 

Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.

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About Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.