A week away in Rhode Island, and I’m glad to be back home immersed in the familiar. Don’t get me wrong, I needed to be out in the world of someone else’s digital literacy. That feeling of the unknown freaks me out and keeps me on my toes. It was great to be playing with Jonathan’s sandbox, led by Renee Hobbs and Julie Corio
It gave me that golden opportunity to reflect on our own HVWP models. And yes, I did miss our anchor, writing! I had so much to get out. But I did find my way in this Digital World. I wasn’t there to create a lesson plan or a unit, but given the magic of our connected world Andrea and I were able to continue our collaboration on Google Docs and the good old phone with a bit of texting.
I loved wondering what was coming next. I loved sharing my writing workshops in this new world and I sadly, had to leave early on Friday morning, missing the final project sharing. Thanks to my buddy Jonathan, Lisa, his future wife, Renee Hobbs for her generosity and openness and the rest of a great team at the Harrington School at the University of Rhode Island. I have a lot to digest and reflect on.
But it was good to spend Friday night of the stoop in Hoboken,lunch with my dad, brother and sister-in-law, to be home to help Tuvia host our family event, to be on and off Google Docs with Marc setting up for our week of facilitating the NWP CLMOOC this upcoming week. To be ready to meet with Troy Hicks and my partner Jack to move our chapter closer to its final draft. To have my cameras charged and ready for another week of documenting HVWP young writers camps.
And to be with Tuvia as he hungers for updates from the war in Israel.