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James Vopat

Milwaukee Writing Project Director

Stenhouse Publishers

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Stenhouse Publishers

480 Congress Street

Portland, Maine,04101

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Founder and Director of the Milwaukee Writing Project, Teaches Writing and Literature

Carroll College


Founder and Director of the Milwaukee Writing Project

R.S. Associates


Affiliations

Walloon Institute

Faculty Member


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For many years now, beginning with the work of Milwaukee Writing Project Director Jim Vopat and others in the 1990s, the National Writing Project has been a leader in facilitating communication between families and schools through writing.
Jim Vopat Jim Vopat believes that parental involvement should strengthen the link between home and school, and to achieve this goal parents need to be introduced to the revitalized school classroom.


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Stenhouse Publishers: Author Biographies Jim Vopat James Vopat James Vopat Jim's been teaching teachers in unusual settings for thirty years. As founding director of the Milwaukee Writing Project, he works directly with teachers and schools. Through the Parent Project, he directs parent-teacher leadership projects in Milwaukee and Chicago. The project was cited in President Clinton's America Reads Challenge as one of six parents-as-first-teachers national models. He was selected as a senior Fulbright Scholar to Sri Lanka from 1993 through 1996 in curriculum development. Between 2004 and 2006 he worked with parent-teacher leadership teams in Iwate, Japan. "I believe in experiential learning, community building, and lots of inward and outward travel. I've been around the world six times." He is on the faculties of Carroll College and the Walloon Institute. Jim travels widely in order to learn firsthand about other cultures and English language learning and teaching around the world. He is an advocate for native art and has organized major exhibitions of children's writing, drawing, and sculpture. "I believe people learn by doing and reflecting on results," Jim says.


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Jim Vopat has been teaching teachers in unusual settings for thirty years.
As founding director of the Milwaukee Writing Project, he works directly with teachers and schools.


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Jim Vopat, More Than Bake Sales and micro lessons in writing
Jim Vopat, founder and director of the Milwaukee Writing Project, teaches writing and literature at Carroll College. He is coauthor of What Makes Writing Good (DC Heath & Co.) and author of The Parent Project (Stenhouse). A workshop approach to parent-teacher collaboration, The Parent Project was cited in President Clinton's "America Reads" Challenge as one of six parents as first teachers national models. An advocate for naïve art, Jim has organized major exhibitions of children's writing, drawing, painting, and sculpture. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in curriculum development to Sri Lanka from 1993-96 and currently directs the Midwest Parent Leadership Project. In summers, Jim is a faculty member of the Walloon Institute, where he leads workshops for progressive educators and parent leaders from around the country.


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