National Writing Project

2008 NWP Annual Meeting Highlights

November 20–November 22, 2008

San Antonio, Texas

Nearly 1,000 educators gathered in San Antonio for the 2008 Annual Meeting, which included a panoply of engaging workshops, speeches, evening socials, and more.

Watch videos of the Annual Meeting General Session speeches, view special NWP photographs of the meeting's events, and read selected writings by teachers in response to the General Session writing prompts.

General Session Speeches

Video VIDEO: “Connections,” by Sharon J. Washington

In her inaugural General Session speech, NWP Executive Director Sharon J. Washington explores the intricate nature of connecting with others and the many connections teachers make for the betterment of all students. More ›

Video VIDEO: “Subtraction Sometimes Means Taking Back—Not Taking Away,” by Dolores Perez

In her speech at the General Session, Sabal Palms Writing Project teacher-consultant Dolores Perez describes the obstacles to learning and expressing herself in Spanish growing up—and how reclaiming the language led her to the work she now focuses on with the NWP. More ›

NWP Photo Album

Writing project colleagues connected in a variety of ways and learned from each other's expertise. View the entire album ›

Writing Prompt Responses

General Session Writings 2008

Educators reflect on their profession and the NWP. This page includes a sample of their writing from the General Session at the 2008 NWP Annual Meeting. More ›

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