National Writing Project

2008 NWP Annual Meeting

November 20–November 22, 2008

San Antonio, Texas

Plan now to join your colleagues at the 2008 NWP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, November 20–22. The NWP Annual Meeting provides a venue for teacher-leaders from writing project sites throughout the country to learn from each other and become familiar with national trends and issues that affect the teaching of writing.

The meeting is held in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. All workshops, sessions, and events are free.

Check Out 2008 Annual Meeting Highlights

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.

Meeting Overview

Thursday Program Highlights: Morning and afternoon in-depth site development workshops will focus on the core work of writing project sites. Registration deadline: November 3.

Friday Program Highlights: Friday features the morning General Session and afternoon breakout sessions. No registration is required.

Saturday Program Highlights: A special all-day strand of writing workshops will be conducted at the NCTE Annual Convention by writing project teacher-leaders. The San Antonio Writing Project is hosting a writing marathon. NWP program and network leadership team meetings will also take place.

Agenda Booklet

For more, see the 2008 Annual Meeting Agenda Booklet (PDF).

NWP Central

The National Writing Project invites all Annual Meeting participants to visit NWP Central in the 4th floor ballroom foyer of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio on Thursday and Friday. Sign in and post a dot on the map for your site. Pick up a meeting packet and a nametag.

NWP Sales Table

Be sure to stop by the sales table at NWP Central, where you can purchase copies of NWP's award-winning books, buy NWP's newly designed t-shirts, and pick up other useful materials. The sales table will be open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.

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