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Application Deadline: April 9, 2010
To submit your application, go to: http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/events/430
The NWP Professional Writing Retreats focus on giving teachers a chance to write about the profession of teaching and their practice, make claims about policy, discuss school reform, argue about ideas concerning literacy and learning, and address a variety of concerns about teaching writing. Facilitators and guest editors provide support and coaching on site. Participants have long stretches of time to write and receive feedback from their writing group. This year the retreats will run concurrently.
Retreat A participants
Retreat B participants
Applications are reviewed by members of the Professional Writing Retreat Facilitation Team. Applicants will be notified of the selection team's decision by Friday, April 30, 2010.
Your complete application will consist of the following:
To apply for retreat A, please answer the following questions (limit: 2 pages).
To apply for retreat B, please answer the following questions (limit: 2 pages) and attach an electronic copy of your manuscript to the application.
This application requires a brief letter from the director or co-director of your site indicating support for your continued writing and your leadership at the site. Please ask your site director or co-director to respond to the email inquiry he or she will receive after you have submitted your writing retreat application online. Your application will not be considered without a letter of support from your site director or co-director.
Participation in the Professional Writing Retreat is by online application only. In order to submit your application, type your answers in a word processing program and save the document. Please be sure to fill out the cover sheet (found on the event homepage) and include it with your application. Applicants for retreat B must also include a copy of their manuscript for review. You may either upload files as attachments to your application or copy and paste the text into the text box provided. All attachments should include a header with your name.
The pool of participants chosen will be as representative as possible of the geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the writing project. It will include teacher-consultants and site leaders—kindergarten through university—with a range of writing interests, experience, and content-area knowledge.