SSI 2017 Plenary Profile: Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

During the 2017 SENCER Summer Institute, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director of the National Writing Project (NWP), will deliver a plenary address on the morning of Friday, August 4th. Elyse will describe the work of the NWP as it relates to applications for writing education in the STEM disciplines, and discuss how the NWP leverages its network through collaborations that advance civic engagement and enrich the “ecosystem” of learning across disciplines and domains.

NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving teachers across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. The network provides professional development, develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.

In her role at NWP, Elyse draws upon 15 years of experience designing and leading national programs, partnerships, and action-learning efforts for the NWP and other educational organizations. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Elyse directed National Programs and Site Development for the NWP where she developed many of NWP’s signature national programs and partnerships. Her recent work involves educators in schools, libraries, and museums as they rethink their teaching and learning environments with a view toward digital composition and production, connected learning, equity, and civic engagement. In that regard, Elyse is the founder of NWP’s Digital Is project and community, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative (DML), and is a member of the DML’s Youth and Participatory Politics research network. She is a founding member of the Connected Learning Alliance and helped establish the YOUmedia Learning Labs network, the Make to Learn Initiative, and the Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age project.

The 2017 SENCER Summer Institute will take place at Stony Brook University on August 3-6, 2017. There are limited spots for registration, which you can do here, and you can read about the full slate of plenary speakers here.

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