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About hicks1tw

Troy Hicks (@hickstro) is a former middle grades teacher, now associate professor of English at Central Michigan University where he focuses his work on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology.

Guiding Student Writers as They Work with Digital Tools

If asking students to develop their voice, stamina, and range of techniques as writers isn’t hard enough, we now have a variety of devices, websites, and apps that students want to use in order to enhance their writing. From Google … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our First Five Years

For teachers affiliated with the Chippewa River Writing Project, a picnic celebrating our accomplishments in the first five years marked the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Teachers from the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 … Continue reading

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CRWP at 5: Celebrating Our Teachers as Writers

Almost five years after the orientation day for our first summer institute in 2009, fifteen Chippewa River Writing Project teacher leaders met for a celebratory dinner at Buck’s Run in Mount Pleasant. It was an evening to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Framing the Flipped Classroom

By Jeremy Hyler Last year my principal presented a very unique opportunity for me to flip instruction in my classroom.  His motivation was to try and reach more students on all levels.  As our conversation progressed, we specifically discussed students … Continue reading

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CRWP Teachers as Writers

Welcome to our CRWP Teachers as Writers blog. Here, you will find stories published by teacher consultants affiliated with the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University. For now, we invite you to view this brief video about CRWP … Continue reading

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