National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 7, No. 5, 2002

Authors and Issues Online Conference Coming in March
By NWP Staff

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff
Find out about your colleagues' latest articles, books, and awards....

Dipping into the 2002 Summer E-Anthology
By Christina Cantrill
Read highlights from the 2002 E-Anthology, an online forum where teachers at summer institutes across the country share their writing and experiences....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
An update from Executive Director Richard Sterling on new resources from and about NWP, and some thoughts on the increasing visibility of writing in the current educational climate....

Directors Retreat Returns to Catskill Haunt
By NWP Staff
This coming summer, from June 11 to June 15, 2003, the NWP will hold its annual directors retreat at Jeronimo's Resort and Conference Center, nestled in the Catskill Mountains at Walker Valley, New York....

Documenting USN Conference Offers Refreshing View
By Marsha Tolbert
Middle school students benefit from a video documentation project for the Urban Sites Conference 2002....

Inverness to Focus on New Areas of Research for NWP
By NWP Staff
Inverness Research Associates, NWP's independent evaluator since 1994, will be conducting "critical issues" studies in a number of areas during the upcoming year....

JustWrite Inspires
By Denise Rambach
An inner-city teacher in Florida describes a mentoring program between elementary and high-school students and the rich rewards it brings both groups....

New Places, New Faces with NWP
By Amy Bauman
In the first of a two-part series, leaders from five of NWP's ten new writing project sites are profiled, highlighting their backgrounds and what led them to the role of site director....

News from the NWP Electronic Design Team: Technology Liaison Updates
By Pat Delaney, Karen McComas
Learn more about NWP's Technology Liaison Project....

NWP Appropriation Still in Limbo
By Andy Bradshaw

NWP National Program Leaders Hold September Meeting
By NWP Staff

NWP Participates in National Book Festival
By NWP Staff

NWP Spring Meeting on the Calendar
By NWP Staff

NWP Teachers Visit England for CSA Summer School
By Kristina Berdan, Connie Bunch, Cheryl Canada, Faye Henderson
Four writing project teachers who traveled to England for an international summer institute hosted by the Centre for Social Action describe some of the common problems in education faced by both countries....

Respected Researchers Publish Book About NWP
By Art Peterson
Ann Lieberman and Diane R....

RSN Rural Institute from Different Perspectives
By Laura Tracy Baisden, Kathy Lawrence, Joyce Sheehey
Reflective pieces from three authors who attended the Rural Sites Network's first summer institute, which was held July 27-August 2, 2002 in Burlington, Vermont....

Rural Voices Radio Series Makes an Urban Visit
By Laura Paradise
What goes into making a radio program? A group working on the upcoming Rural Voices Radio III release went to New York City to put the finishing touches on four, half-hour radio programs featuring teacher and student voices....

Special-Focus Network Minigrants Now Available
By NWP Staff
The four NWP special-focus networks are offering minigrants to help writing projects strengthen site capacity, build teacher leadership, and foster innovation among teachers....

The Parable of the Bridge
By Beth Hammett
A personal experience helps a teacher understand her role in validating her students' writing efforts by using praise and inspiration....

Writing Retreat Offered Twice in 2003
By NWP Staff

Writing Samples from the 2002 NWP E-Anthology
By NWP Staff

Zach's Story
By Denise Rambach
How one student found himself on a poster celebrating literacy after years of being a self-admitted non-reader....

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