Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Writing Bee is Back

The Writing Bee is back and this year it promises to be another global event with over 100 school districts participating and results being presented at this year's SXSW EDU Conference in Austin, TX!

The 2019 Writing Bee kicks off this February and will feature American Writer, filmmaker, poet, activist, educator, Academy Award nominee, and former Black Panther Party member, Jamal Joseph. Professor Joseph will serve as The Writing Bee's featured Guest Author providing guidance and inspiration to all participating students throughout the event as they create original spoken-word oriented content.  There is so much excitement about this Bee that SXSW has asked Professor Joseph to present the results.

This is the third consecutive year of the Writing Bee, which is free to schools and hosted on BoomWriter's unique content-generation platform.  District/school-based Writing Bee Qualifying rounds consist of three sections, with each one open to all students and initiated by a prompt provided by the featured guest author to help guide students.  Once they have completed their writing sessions, students again log in to BoomWriter to review the anonymous submissions of fellow participants and cast votes for their favorites.  A winning submission is identified, and the process continues until The Writing Bee is completed.

Winners and top vote-getters of the Qualifying rounds will be invited to participate in The Writing Bee Finals.  The Finals will consist of "knockout rounds" in which only the section winner and top vote-getters advance to the subsequent rounds and a chance to become The 2019 Writing Bee Champion.

Christ Twyman, CEO and co-founds of BoomWriter Media, Inc., said, "At BoomWriter, we've always taken great pride in our products' ability to connect with all types of students regardless of whether they are passionate or reluctant writers.  By partnering with Jamal Joseph and having students write entries that are intended to be spoken out loud, I know both BoomWriter and The Writing Bee will have its greatest impact ever!"

The Writing Bee Qualifying rounds will take place in participating schools and/or districts any time between February and May with The Writing Bee Finals scheduled to be conducted in June.

Jamal Joseph intro...

To learn more and register your students for free, please visit TheWritingBee.Org or email  You never know, the next Writing Bee champion could be one of your own students and there's only one way to find out.  Good luck!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for leaving a comment and reading my blog!!