A Meets B at Midwest Writers Workshop
A: I can’t tell you how many times a week I meet someone who says, “I wish someone would sit down with me and show me how to create a website or blog.”
B: And every day, I look at my students sitting in the classroom. I know they have the skills to help people.
How do you get A to meet B?
So I applied for a grant to pay a bunch of students to come to a room.
Then I told a bunch of writers who wanted websites/blogs to come to that room, too.
Today they sat in this room for about five hours and the B’s helped the A’s, and the A’s taught the B’s a few things, too.
Actually, the B’s didn’t even know that what they did today was a marketable skill.
Also: standing in front of that room was Roxane Gay, who knows a thing or two about websites and blogs.
These pictures may not look like much, but a lot of learning happened today.
It’s pretty fun to watch people feel empowered about technology.Literary Citizenship Teaching
Awesome idea, Cathy. And great pictures.