Great Writing and Literacy Organizations
Check out their resources, lesson plans, and other info.
826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country.
Arts Assessment is a resource for improving assessment of student learning in the arts.
Habla, The Center for Language and Culture
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico - Check out their best practices handbook. It's full of creative methods of teaching literacy to students of all ages.
Kids' Own Publishing Partnership
An art and writing center in Sligo, Ireland, Kids' Own raises the status of children's creative skills as writers and artists by publising materials by children to a wider audience. Kids' Own partnered with Blue Planet and Eg2 on a fascinating international project in 2009; read about that here.
National Council of Teachers of English
Lesson plans, books, grants, and all sorts of good things.
PEN American Center
PEN American Center is an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international fellowship.
Spells teaches creative and expository writing to kids in Philadelphia.
Writopia teaches the joy of writing in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.
Cultural Organizations and Partners
A 3-year cultural collaboration among the cities of Lake Worth, Florida, USA; Southend-on-Sea, England; and Sopot, Poland. Blue Planet is the international writing coordinator for 3-Way Split; read about that here.
The Center for Creative Education
CCE places teaching artists in Palm Beach County public schools in order to integrate the arts into the curriculum of other subjects.
Handmade, letterpress-printed books, broadsides, and other lovely things from Convivio's studio in Lake Worth, Florida.
Educational Gallery Group
EG2 is an art gallery dedicated to student work, and the Palm Beach Art Affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts
A unique and beautiful space on the campus of Florida Atlantic University, the Jaffe Center showcases artist-made books and offers classes in printing and bookmaking.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Blue Planet will be collaborating with the Morikami on an exciting international project in Fall 2011, when high school students in Florida and Japan will create their own manga (Japanese comics) in two languages!
Publications We Love
"Angelina, Who Whispered in Three Languages: A Story of One Success in Arts Integration and International Collaboration"
Article by Cora Bresciano, published in Teaching Artist Journal, about the cool things that happened in one of Blue Planet's arts-integrated cultural exchange projects.
Finn's Ship, by Serena Schreiber
Check out this middle-grade novel by one of our fabulous teaching writers.
Children's Books by Doug Cooney
Our good friend and board member Doug Cooney writes splendid books for kids. Find them here.
Books on Teaching and Arts Integration by Gail Burnaford
Gail Burnaford is the Vice Chair of our Board of Directors and a distinguished professor and author in the field of arts integration. Find her books here.
Don't Forget to Write: 54 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons for Students 6-18.
Find it on Amazon.