National Writing Gallery
We would like to introduce you to some very special curators from Parkway who were on hand Oct. 20, to open the National Writing Gallery, an online gallery to showcase writing from around the world. The gallery opened—or to be more accurate, went live yesterday — to celebrate National Writing Day. “The gallery features the writing of everyone from police officers to kindergartners,” says Bill Bass, Parkway Technology Integration Specialist, who helped develop the gallery when he served on the board of the National Council of Teachers of English. Bass is excited that the gallery already has three Parkway curators. They include Allison Ramsaroop, North High communication arts teacher, who will feature the metaphysical poetry from 80 of her seniors. “They are so excited to see their work published,” says Allison. Other Parkway curators are Jill Ellinger of Green Trails and Gwen Unell, Northeast Middle literacy coach. Bass would like to see more Parkway teachers become curators, so please contact him if you need help. “It’s a chance to give Parkway students a broader scope, to read and share writing from around the world,” says Bass. When visiting the gallery, search for Parkway or specific schools under the Browse Galleries link. The gallery will remain open indefinitely.
The link iswww.gallery of writing.org.