About

Janet Neyer has been a teacher of English Language Arts and psychology at Cadillac High School for 25 years. She has been a teacher consultant with the Chippewa River Writing Project since 2013 and was recently named a Co-Director of the site. In her capacity as a CRWP teacher-consultant, she has presented at the local, state, and national level in face-to-face and online professional development events. Her trainings cover such topics as authentic research, authentic writing, Genius Hour, Design Thinking, tech tools for English teachers, and all things Google. Her trainings often highlight the power of technology to connect learners and to create authentic experiences for readers and writers of all ages. Janet also serves as a co-editor of the Chippewa River Writing Project’s Teachers As Writers Blog and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer who embeds digital literacy into her classes and PD offerings. Her work has been published in the Language Arts Journal of Michigan, in Kelly Gallagher’s In the Best Interest of Students, and in multiple venues online, including her own blog at upnorthlearning.org. In addition to her involvement with the National Writing Project, she is an active member of the Michigan Reading Association, where she serves as secretary for her regional council, the Northern Michigan Literacy Council. She is also active with the National Council of Teachers of English — serving on the Secondary Section Nominating Committee at this year’s annual convention — and with our State affiliate, the MCTE. She loves learning, teaching, reading, writing, and connecting with other educators to improve her craft.