Ken Macrorie Writing Centers
Each of Bread Loaf’s campuses is home to a writing center, established in honor of writing specialist and former Bread Loaf faculty member Ken Macrorie. Staffed by peer readers and supervised by a faculty coordinator, the centers offer students support throughout the session on critical essays as well as on creative or new media projects. Students interested in serving as peer readers are required to complete training, offered at each of the U.S. campuses, in writing center pedagogy and practice.
Bread Loaf Teacher Network
The Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN) is one of the finest professional development networks in the country. Grounded on digital exchanges between students and teachers from different geographic and cultural locations, its goal is to create year-round collaborations that are built on Bread Loaf course work, that engage students and teachers in culturally responsive and transformative literacy, and that have the collective power to change educational thinking and practice within and between classrooms, schools, and states. BLTN meetings occur weekly at each of the Bread Loaf campuses, and all Bread Loaf students are invited to join (just attend a meeting). Information on the network, along with copies of the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal are available at http://www.middlebury.edu/blse/bltn.
Each summer, representatives from the educational recruitment firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates are available at the Vermont campus to interview Bread Loaf students. All Bread Loaf students have access to the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships (firstname.lastname@example.org; 802.443.5100) in Adirondack house on the main Middlebury campus.