Year started: 1993
Audience(s): Teachers pursuing one or more summers of continuing education or an MA in English at the Bread Loaf School of English, a graduate program of Middlebury College.
Who Started It: Dixie Goswami
# Members: N/A
Renowned for its world-class faculty and tradition of excellence, the
Bread Loaf School of English offers an intensive six-week summer program
in literature, pedagogy, creative writing, and theater arts at four
sites---Santa Fe, NM; Asheville, NC; Oxford, UK; and Ripton, VT. About 500
urban and rural ELA teachers from across the U.S. and other countries come
annually for one summer of continuing education, or for several summers to
work towards a Master's degree. Teachers leave Bread Loaf inspired and
enabled to bring new knowledge and skills to the service of their
classrooms, schools, and beyond.
All Bread Loaf students may join the Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), a
year-round community of practice founded in 1993, to participate in
state-of-the-art professional education that promotes academic success,
postive social change, and educational equity. BLTN uses social media and
digital tools to engage teachers, students, and communities in
content-rich collaborative projects that include face-to-face exchanges
augmented by online workshops, inquiries, and advocacy initiatives.
Members of BLTN are developing and implementing innovative approaches to
meeting student needs, sharing approaches, conducting shared inquiries,
building community partnerships, and designing widely accesible web-based
The Bread Loaf program connects BLTN members to content, tools, resources,
other networks, peers, experts, and, most importantly, to their students.
Teachers leave Bread Loaf as agents of change, inspired and enabled to
bring new knowledge and skills to the service of their classrooms,
schools, and communities.
For information about Bread Loaf and BLTN, visit:
To check out scholarship and narratives by and about BLTN, visit
To learn about BLTN and Andover Bread Loaf "Writing around the World,"
navigate to http://www.middlebury.edu/blse/bltn/ablww
To learn about BLTN from a teacher-activist in Lawrence MA, view
Added on Jul 29, 2012