National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 5, No. 5, 2000

American Teachers Tour South Pacific Classrooms
By Jim Smart
Jim Smart of the Hawaii Writing Project describes his experience traveling with a group of teachers who visited schools and stayed with host families in Western Samoa and New Zealand....

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff
Find out your colleagues' latest awards and publications....

CSA Offers Teachers Powerful Tools
By Art Peterson, Asali Solomon, Becky Young
A description of the NWP-sponsored workshops designed to involve teachers in the work of the Centre for Social Action, which promotes a unique approach to working with those who use social services....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
An update from Executive Director Richard Sterling....

Eighth Grader
By Sue Thomas
Poetry from Sue Thomas, a teacher-consultant from the Area 3 Writing Project at UC Davis....

Fledgling Activist Takes Wing: Testifying for What I Believe In
By Carrie Holmberg
Fourth-grade teacher Holmberg's experience testifying about a National Board Certification bill in California gave her insight into effective testimony and inspired her to further activism....

NWP's E-Anthology Generates Thoughtful Discussions
By NWP Staff
NWP's 2000 summer E-Anthology was enormously successful....

Our Writing Lives: Exploring the World Between Two Book Covers
By Marianne F. Krahulec
A reflection by Marianne F....

Striking It Rich: Finding My Digital Story in Northern California
By Corey Harbaugh
Joining the digital storytelling team for a weeklong summer institute gave Corey Harbaugh a new medium in which to develop and tell a story....

Survivor in the Library
By Carol Jago
Carol Jago proposes a new reality television show: "Survivor in the Library," in which a dozen readers are marooned in a public library and are challenged to persuade others of the intrinsic merits of books....

Talking Through Technology: NYCWP Builds Community Online
By Ed Osterman
Managing the New York City Writing Project's email listserv became the most satisfying and important aspect of Ed Osterman's work as associate director....

Teachers Explore Literacy Issues at Netherlands Conference
By NWP Staff
Photos from the Global Conversations on Language and Literacy conference held in Utrecht, The Netherlands....

Teachers' Stories Come to Life with Technology
By NWP Staff
Six teachers from the Rural Voices, Country Schools network participated in a one-week storytelling workshop in Berkeley, California, producing digital stories of their classroom research....

Technology Transforms Stories of Teaching
By Sue Willis
Although she had no experience with digital storytelling, Sue Willis discovered a new way to describe of the work of Rural Voices, Country Schools team in Central Washington....

Well-Seasoned Teacher Thrives at Summer Institute
By Carol A. Lafrance
A middle-school teacher for twenty-eight years, Carol A....

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