National Writing Project

2009 Annual Meeting—Wednesday

: Welcome Room

5:30pm - 8:00pm Sheraton, Lobby Level, Logans 1 & 2

Pick up a packet, get your questions answered, and orient yourself to Philadelphia and the Annual Meeting by dropping by the NWP Welcome Room.


: The Power of Youth Voice: What Kids Learn When They Create with Digital Media

6:00pm - 8:00pm Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Parlor B

The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Join members of the Philadelphia community for a public forum about what kids learn when they create with digital media both inside and outside the classroom. This public forum is presented by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Writing Project, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The panel will include: Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Temple University and professor at the School of Communications and Theater and the College of Education; Nichole Pinkard, founder of the Digital Youth Network and senior research associate, as well as the chief technology officer and director of the Information Infrastructure System project at the Center for Urban School Improvement at the University of Chicago; Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, director of National Programs and Site Development at the National Writing Project.

The forum will be moderated by Connie Yowell, director of Education in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Human and Community Development.

The opening reception will start at 6:00 pm and be followed by the panel discussion and forum at 7:00 pm.

Register to Attend in Person—or Virtually

In addition to the live event, the forum will be broadcast in Second Life—a virtual world—and available via streaming video.

To register—for the live event or the virtual event—go to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation .

For more, see the event flyer (PDF).


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