National Writing Project

Thursday Events

: Orientation to the Annual Meeting

8:00am - 9:00am Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom F

This session for first-time attendees highlights strategies for making the most of your attendance at the Annual Meeting and helps you identify which sessions apply to site development and which to classroom practice. Time will be allotted for questions.


: Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives

9:00am - 4:00pm Contemporary, Main Level, Olympus B

Stop by to compose and then add your literacy story to the growing collection of narratives at the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives. The website is a repository of narratives about how—and in what circumstances—people read, write, and compose meaning, and how they learned to do so (or helped others learn).

Bring your laptop and enjoy the opportunity to write and share literacy stories with your colleagues.


Games for Education and Social Impact

11:30am - 1:00pm Contemporary, Main Level, Fantasia Ballroom J

In this session Alan Gershenfeld, founder and president of E-Line Media, will demonstrate video games that can be used to tap into kids' natural passion for play while harnessing that passion toward games that have positive social impact. More ›

: Special-Focus Networks Social

5:30pm - 7:00pm Contemporary, Main Level, Nutcracker Ballroom 3

This lively annual event features program offerings by the English Language Learners Network, Rural Sites Network, Teacher Inquiry Communities Network, Technology Liaisons Network, and Urban Sites Network. Come find out how you and your site can get involved!


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