BoomWriter Media, Inc. has launched its second annual Online Writing Camps, enabling educators to earn additional income during the summer break. These virtual camps provide students the opportunity to participate in a five-day session in which they collaborate with their peer campers to write and publish a chapter book. Teachers promote and run their own camps, selecting dates and flexible daily schedules.
BoomWriter provides the tools and support for educators every step of the way. Web-based professional development sets teachers up for success with strategies and ongoing direction on how to provide their campers with effective feedback and how to manage students’ revision requests.
"BoomWriter gives teachers everything they need to create, promote, and then run their camp. Teachers are responsible for finding their camp's participants, and may consider reaching out to the the families of current and past students making them aware of the camp opportunity.
The Online Writing Camps run for five daily sessions and include writing instruction, personalized feedback, and collaborative peer review. When students log on each day, they’ll receive a web-based writing lesson provided by BoomWriter. Campers read the “story start” chapter and begin writing the next chapter using the techniques and writing tips they’ve learned. Educators review their campers’ submissions and provide individualized feedback. Then, campers participate in BoomWriter’s anonymous peer review voting process by selecting the best chapter from among their peers’ submissions. The winning chapter becomes the next part of the story, and the process continues until the story is complete.
At the end of the camp, participants receive a published, paperback copy of the story sent directly to their home by BoomWriter. The book will contain the names of all participating campers, officially making each student a published author.
For more information on Online Writing Camps, visit BoomWriter’s registration page.