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Ohio University Lancaster Professor Creates Programming for National Write Out

Ohio University Lancaster Professor Creates Programming for National Write Out

Kevin Cordi, assistant professor of education and literacy at Ohio University Lancaster, played a major role in creating programming for this year’s National Write Out program. This programming assists students and teachers to engage in writing and telling stories for this year’s theme “Stories around the Campfire.”
 
“I was asked to film and create an instructional educational video on the story making and storytelling process,” Cordi said. “Teachers and students will be encouraged to use my video to encourage writing during the first week. At the end of the first week, students send me postcards of their stories and story ideas. After receiving postcards, I will, during the second week, create a story and it will be shared from their work.”
 
Write Out is a free two-week event - October 11-25, 2020 - organized as a series of online activities where educators, students, and the public are invited to explore national parks and other public spaces to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing. Write Out is in its third year and is sponsored by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service. The theme of this year’s event is Stories Around the Campfire which connects to the National Park Service theme for October.
 
“This is the third year of the program and we are exploring ideas for next year. It is a great opportunity to share and represent Ohio University and Ohio University Lancaster and the Education Department.”

For more information, please visit https://writeout.nwp.org.