Skyline Writing Center

Skyline Writing Center

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If you’re a Skyline student in Grades 9-11 looking for honest advice about college application process from Markey Freudenburg-Puricelli + other members of the Class of 2021, join our low-key, judgment free AMA on Thursday, 5/13 during Skytime/Office Hours.
This summer, we're opening our Online Writing Lab (OWL) to ALL Ann Arbor Public Schools students who want judgement-free peer support on any piece of writing from your latest short story to your college essay to that summer school assignment. We're looking forward to working with you!

#StoriesNotStuff #RehumanizingSchool
This week, we celebrated #DecisionDay2020 with our seniors. The Writing Center's #Classof2020 is one of the kindest, most empathetic classes we've ever had. They have stayed committed to each other and to our mission of building a more equitable and inclusive school and community.

We'll miss you and we'll be rooting for you! 💙💙💙
228 students have applied to be a tutor over the last three years, including 77 this year. Thank you to every amazing student who has shown interest in being part of our team!

We're excited to welcome our ninth cohort of tutors for 2020-2021, including our first rising sophomores! Congratulations to the 23 newest members of the Writing Center family!
Applications for the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 to join our team are due on Friday, January 31, 2020! We're looking for Skyline students with a commitment to social justice, a willingness to reflect, and an ability to build meaningful relationships to join our crew.

Wondering why you should join Writing Center? Check this out 👇
We'll be holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Briarwood Mall Chipotle from 4-8 PM! Mention that you're supporting the Writing Center, and we'll get 33% of the proceeds!

We'll use the funds to produce Teen Spirit, our literary magazine, continue our Writing Prize, and support our ongoing work to disrupt literacy inequity in Washtenaw County with our community partners.
Earlier this month, Gigi Shipp, Alison MacGillivray, and Madeleine Van Delden traveled to Central Michigan University and the Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference to present about our efforts to reduce literacy disproportionality in Washtenaw County by making reading and writing fun, engaging, and accessible for K-8 students and their families with partners from 826michigan, Eastern Michigan's Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library.
The second year of the Washtenaw County Writing Centers Project kicked off at Saline High School today with a video conference with Rich Kent, an expert in writing centers from the University of Maine and the Secondary School Writing Centers Association board. Rich provided a ton of wisdom and spent time answering questions from directors across Washtenaw County. Thanks to the Saline Writing Center for hosting! #WC2P
It was a busy summer for our tutors supporting literacy and writing!

Alison MacGillivray, Maddy Van Delden, and Denver Williams were Junior Writing Counselors at the Eastern Michigan Writing Project Inkstains Writing Camp, Gigi Shipp co-facilitated weekly literacy and writing workshops at the Ypsilanti District Library with the EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing, and Alison, Maddy, and Carsten Finholt spent time at Saginaw Valley State University helping two mid-Michigan high schools open their brand new writing centers.

We're here to help you with all of your writing needs at any stage of the writing process! Make an appointment at our website [skylinewritingcenter.org].

We're here to help you become a better writer! We can help students at all stages of the writing process from drafting to finished product. Yes, we can help you brainstorm, put together a rough draft, write an excellent claim, properly integrate and cite evidence, and fix those pesky grammar and usage errors. Writing Center tutors are available every hour of the day, INCLUDING BOTH LUNCHES. Our aw

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09/07/2021

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05/03/2021

If you’re a Skyline student in Grades 9-11 looking for honest advice about college application process from Markey Freudenburg-Puricelli + other members of the Class of 2021, join our low-key, judgment free AMA on Thursday, 5/13 during Skytime/Office Hours.

06/15/2020

This summer, we're opening our Online Writing Lab (OWL) to ALL Ann Arbor Public Schools students who want judgement-free peer support on any piece of writing from your latest short story to your college essay to that summer school assignment. We're looking forward to working with you!

02/26/2020

228 students have applied to be a tutor over the last three years, including 77 this year. Thank you to every amazing student who has shown interest in being part of our team!

We're excited to welcome our ninth cohort of tutors for 2020-2021, including our first rising sophomores! Congratulations to the 23 newest members of the Writing Center family!

12/10/2019

We'll be holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Briarwood Mall Chipotle from 4-8 PM! Mention that you're supporting the Writing Center, and we'll get 33% of the proceeds!

We'll use the funds to produce Teen Spirit, our literary magazine, continue our Writing Prize, and support our ongoing work to disrupt literacy inequity in Washtenaw County with our community partners.

11/12/2019

Earlier this month, Gigi Shipp, Alison MacGillivray, and Madeleine Van Delden traveled to Central Michigan University and the Michigan Writing Centers Association Conference to present about our efforts to reduce literacy disproportionality in Washtenaw County by making reading and writing fun, engaging, and accessible for K-8 students and their families with partners from 826michigan, Eastern Michigan's Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library.

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 09/16/2019

The second year of the Washtenaw County Writing Centers Project kicked off at Saline High School today with a video conference with Rich Kent, an expert in writing centers from the University of Maine and the Secondary School Writing Centers Association board. Rich provided a ton of wisdom and spent time answering questions from directors across Washtenaw County. Thanks to the Saline Writing Center for hosting!

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 08/25/2019

It was a busy summer for our tutors supporting literacy and writing!

Alison MacGillivray, Maddy Van Delden, and Denver Williams were Junior Writing Counselors at the Eastern Michigan Writing Project Inkstains Writing Camp, Gigi Shipp co-facilitated weekly literacy and writing workshops at the Ypsilanti District Library with the EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing, and Alison, Maddy, and Carsten Finholt spent time at Saginaw Valley State University helping two mid-Michigan high schools open their brand new writing centers.

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 04/07/2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our session on what our broader writing center community can learn from secondary school programs at in Dayton this weekend!

A huge shoutout to Emma Rose Carpenter and Carsten Finholt for providing the secondary school tutor perspective and to Christine Modey, Ann Blakeslee, and Jackie Grutsch McKinney for discussing how researching, writing, and working with secondary centers has changed their practices and practices in the field.

The conversation will continue at in Columbus this fall!

Writing project gives voices to Pathways students—literally 03/02/2019

Writing project gives voices to Pathways students—literally

We've loved working with our classmates from Pathways on this project! It's awesome to see the stories published!

Thank you to Kristal Jaaskelainen for inviting us to help, to current tutors Catherine Small, Carsten Finholt, Gigi Shipp, Alison MacGillivray, Jade Wang, Denver Williams, and Maddy Van Delden for their support, and to our Pathways friends for sharing their stories with us.

Writing project gives voices to Pathways students—literally Story, video, and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor A new project lining the main hall of Pathways to Success Academic Campus gives students an opportunity to tell their own stories in their own voices. Literally. "Humans of Pathways" — is a take on the popular "Humans of New York"

02/22/2019

This week, we announced the five schools joining the first cohort of the Washtenaw County Writing Centers Project (WC2P). These schools and the teachers directing these emerging writing centers will receive mentorship, coaching, and support from local high school, university, and community writing center professionals as they build their own programs.

WC2P is funded by the Innovative Educator Grant awarded to Mr. Austin by the State of Michigan to expand writing centers across Washtenaw County.

01/30/2019

Thank you to the National Council of Teachers of English for recognizing Teen Spirit as the best literary magazine in Michigan and nominating it for the prestigious national REALM First Class Award.

We're grateful to all of the students who submitted their amazing work and to our student Editorial Board for their tremendous effort.

MDE - Innovative Educator Corps 12/01/2018

MDE - Innovative Educator Corps

Yesterday, Mr. Austin was one of seven teachers in the State of Michigan selected to be part of the Innovative Educator Corps (IEC) for his work with our Writing Center. Mr. Austin will receive a $5,000 stipend and a $5,000 grant to help schools across Washtenaw County build and sustain student-led, student-centered secondary school writing centers that can help enhance equity, access, and opportunity for all learners.

Thank you to Dr. Swift, Lee Ann Dickinson-Kelley, Sarah Andrew-Vaughan, Cathy Fleischer, Ann Blakeslee, Christine Modey, Sheila Carpenter, the Skyline High School leadership team, the Ann Arbor Public Schools community, and all of the incredible Skyline tutors who made the award possible.

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Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 11/10/2018

We're so proud of Emma Rose Carpenter, Carsten Finholt, and Isabella Preissle who presented a digital workshop on using growth mindset principles for equity and inclusion to an standing-room only crowd of their peers at the annual Secondary School Writing Centers Association conference in Arlington, Virginia. Their professionalism, thoughtfulness, and hard work to make schools more equitable helped set the tone for a great day!

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 11/07/2018

We continued our partnership with 826michigan and the Eastern Michigan University Office of Campus and Community Writing today with a dialogue on how student-centered spaces like writing centers can be sites of advocacy for equity and inclusion in schools. Thanks to Ann Blakeslee, Cathy Fleischer, Megan Gilson, and Catherine Calabro for putting the event together!

Reflections from the 2018 National Day on Writing: Imagination, Empathy, Equity Highlight Why We Write 10/28/2018

Reflections from the 2018 National Day on Writing: Imagination, Empathy, Equity Highlight Why We Write

How did Skyline's tutors spend this year's National Council of Teachers of English National Day on Writing? They collaborated with their peers from the Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan to think about stories, not stuff like grades or rubrics. Tutors were able to reconnect with writing as fun, as a way to create social change, and as a way to build empathy.

Reflections from the 2018 National Day on Writing: Imagination, Empathy, Equity Highlight Why We Write Students reconnected with writing as a way to share feelings, expand thoughts, and create change. Writing that captures the imagination and honors student literacies can have huge impacts on our g…

A Critical, Relevant Challenge: Shared Vulnerability, Hope + 38 Tutors’ Mission to Close the Achievement Gap 09/10/2018

A Critical, Relevant Challenge: Shared Vulnerability, Hope + 38 Tutors’ Mission to Close the Achievement Gap

This year, 31 new tutors and 7 returning tutors are taking on one of the biggest and most critical challenges of their educational career: helping close Skyline's achievement gap using shared vulnerability and a growth-oriented approach.

Good news: they're off an awesome start.

A Critical, Relevant Challenge: Shared Vulnerability, Hope + 38 Tutors’ Mission to Close the Achievement Gap Writing Centers tutors are taking on the most challenging, critical, and relevant mission of their young educational careers: working together to close the achievement gap.

05/03/2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Skyline Writing Prize winners!

These exceptional student writers have won a cash award, a free copy of Teen Spirit, and the opportunity to read their work at our launch party at Literati Bookstore on Wednesday, 5.16.18.

05/01/2018

Congratulations Writing Center Class of 2018!

It's for our incredible Writing Center seniors, as they make their postsecondary plans official!

Our Writing Center's has ensured that our program lives up to its values by building partnerships that serve our community, engaging and amplifying student voice with our writing competitions and literary magazine, and providing high-quality writing support in 2,100 sessions over the last two years.

These students have left a great legacy at Skyline, and we know they'll continue to positively change the world in the next chapter of their lives.

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 04/26/2018

We were excited to participate in another Family Fun Night with our friends from the EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing and the EMU Bright Futures program last evening at Holmes Elementary School in Ypsilanti. We had so much fun working with such imaginative writers!

Thanks to Bella Preissle. Carsten Finholt, and Bailey Christensen for hanging out with our new friends!

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 04/12/2018

Last week, we spent some time with our friends from Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing helping to organize a Family Writing Night in Ypsilanti’s West Willow Neighborhood.

We were grateful and thankful for the opportunity to meet new people and have fun with writing and literacy in our community!

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 03/17/2018

Thank you to Christine Modey and her Sweetland Center for Writing tutors for joining us yesterday to talk about the role of writing centers in helping students tap into their curiosity.

We entered the Burkean Parlor to talk about academic conversation, we built our Cabinets of Curiosities to consider our funds of knowledge, and we thought about strategies we can use to increase academic engagement.

02/25/2018

Last week, we announced our new tutors for the 2018-2019 school year! These students completed a rigorous application process that featured 70 applicants, our highest number ever.

We're excited to welcome , an exceptional group of writers who are passionate about helping their classmates and expanding literacy throughout our community!

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 02/03/2018

Yesterday, nine of our incredible tutors represented our commitment to literacy and passion for community service at Eastern Michigan University by having discussions around these topics with the Cathy Fleischer, Ann Blakeslee, Kim Pavlock, and the amazing EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing staff.

After having detailed discussions about funds of knowledge, our tutors thought about how they can be involved in the amazing community literacy and writing efforts at EMU and beyond.

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 12/10/2017

It was a big week for the Skyline Writing Center!

On Tuesday, we hosted our International Write-In for Social Action, which featured students sharing stories about how they are making positive changes in our Ann Arbor community. 91 students attended during our lunch, raising $182 for Ozone House.

On Friday, Mr. Austin was the keynote speaker at the conference with the Sweetland Center for Writing's Christine Modey in Arlington, Virginia. He also hosted a session for directors on sustaining their secondary school writing center.

11/01/2017

Headed to in two weeks? Interested in secondary school writing centers?

Our director and International Writing Centers Association Secondary Schools Representative, Mr. Austin, is presenting twice at this year's conference in St. Louis on building and sustaining your middle school or high school writing center.

Presentations will feature discussions on advocacy, managing emotional labor, and professional development and training for directors.

Photos from Skyline Writing Center's post 10/24/2017

Thank you to Christine Modey and her amazing peer tutors at the Sweetland Center for Writing for hosting us last Friday for collaborative tutor training on reflective practice.

This was our seventh collaborative training over the last four years, all of which have been a significant part of our ongoing professional development for consultants at Skyline.

We're grateful for our continued partnership with Christine, her peer tutors, and the Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan.

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Shared Vulnerability. Growth Mindset. Funds of Knowledge. Community Service.

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