Angie Miller, Inter-Lakes High School As a previous English teacher, Angie wanted to make sure that her library offered partnered support in writing. Working with faculty recommendations, she invited students to become writing consultants. The writing consultants trained with Angie, in the library, examining strategies to run successful conferences for writers of all abilities in all disciplines. They calibrated their writing expectations by using sample student papers as common ground for discussions, used tutorials and readings on the practice of consulting, and became familiar with the Common Core Writing Standards. Writers schedule themselves for conferences, and bring their assignment as well as the writing piece so that consultants can assist them in meeting teacher expectations, while also personalizing the feedback process.
With the guidance and advisory of the local university writing center, Inter-Lakes Writing Center became the first high school, student-led writing center in the state of New Hampshire. Through the creation of the writing center, Angie has become a leader in Common Core Writing Standard implementation, while also elevating the culture of writing within the building. You can visit their website here.