National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 8, No. 1, 2003

A Day at the Annual Meeting
By NWP Staff
NWP staff offer photographs and thumbnail descriptions of some Annual Meeting sessions, hoping to capture the spirit of the meeting....

A Last Look at the National Book Festival 2002
By NWP Staff

An Interview with Jeff Wilhelm
By Ruth Devlin
Ruth Devlin, co-chair of the TIC Network, interviews author Jeff Wilhelm....

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff

Be Safe
By Kathleen O'Shaughnessy
In her talk at the NWP Annual Meeting, Kathleen O'Shaughnessy shares her experience of expanding her "safe" audience and increasing her productivity as a writer....

Climbing the Wide Bajada
By Sharon K. Miller
Sharon Miller encounters sun, falcon, clay shards, and a large rock mortar on a hike in an ancient canyon....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
Executive Director Richard Sterling recounts his meeting with the head of the new federal Office of Innovation and Improvement, describes his new course in professional development at UC Berkeley, and comments on the complexity of good teaching....

ELL Network Writing Retreat Slated
By Noreen Winkler
The English Language Learners (ELL) Network is sponsoring the second annual invitational ELL Network Writing Retreat, June 26–29, 2003, at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington....

Fiscal Year 2003 Funding Likely for NWP
By NWP Staff
In early January, the House Appropriations Committee approved $14 million for the writing project....

Going to Washington: One Site Director's Experience
By Doris Cella
Doris Cella, director of the Purchase Area Writing Project, Kentucky, describes her experience visiting her representatives in Congress during the Washington, D....

Heard on the Street
By NWP Staff
Participants answer the question "What do you find is the best aspect of attending the National Writing Project annual Meeting?" ....

How Can Teacher Inquiry Help Achieve Equitable Outcomes for Students?
By Linda Friedrich
The core work of the Teacher Research Collaborative is to investigate how teacher inquiry can address the challenges encountered in the effort to ensure that all children achieve at high levels....

Jeff Wilhelm: You Gotta BE a Teacher-Researcher
By Ruth Devlin
Wilhelm finds that teachers can do their jobs "better and more efficiently and faster by becoming reflective practitioners who do teacher research....

Lafayette Reads Ernest Gaines: One Book, One Community
By Elizabeth Nehrbass
Nehrbass describes how in the One Book project, the community of Lafayette, Louisiana, read and discussed Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, learning in the process how to talk to each other, listen, and be together....

More New Places, New Faces in the New Year
By Amy Bauman
The Voice introduces three more new-site directors: Laurie Stowell, Director, San Marcos Writing Project, California; Robert Walker, Director, Central Massachusetts Writing Project; and Trevor Parris, Director, Virgin Islands Writing Project....

My Third Speech for NWP
By Lynn Jacobs
In her speech at the Annual Meeting, Lynn Jacobs admits she is her own favorite writer, and talks about the different kinds of writing she does....

National Board Standards Available Online
By NWP Staff
New reading / language arts standards for teachers of students ages 3 to 12 are now available online from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)....

Nightshift in Tucson
By Colleen Thompson
A poem by Colleen Thompson....

NWP Annual Meeting Celebrates Teacher-Writers
By Art Peterson
More than 800 site leaders and teacher-consultants gathered for the Annual Meeting in Atlanta....

NWP Model Accepted for Latest School Reform Catalog
By NWP Staff
The NWP has been included in the new online Catalog of School Reform Models, a resource that supports the federally funded Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration....

NWP New-Teacher Initiative Moves Ahead
By Marci Resnick
The New-Teacher Initiative launched its work at the 2002 NWP Annual Meeting....

NWP Voices Needed at 2003 Spring Meeting
By Andy Bradshaw
Federal government cuts in social spending make your participation more important than ever....

Reading: A Personal History
By George Dorrill
George Dorrill's greatest pleasure as a reader came from his accidental encounters with literature, not from assignments....

SNAP Aims to Strengthen State Networks
By Sherry Swain
State network directors and site directors from the five NWP state networks selected for the State Network Action Project (SNAP) met in Atlanta to launch the two-year initiative to develop and strengthen state networks....

Special Thanks to 2002 Contributors to The Voice
By NWP Staff
The Voice expresses appreciation to the writer-contributors whose articles were part of the 2002 publication lineup....

Tucson Ready for the Rural Sites Retreat
By Anne-Marie Hall
National Writing Project site leaders and teacher-consultants are invited to attend the NWP Rural Sites Spring Retreat, "Blending Voices and Place: A Rural Sites Network Reflection Retreat," in Tucson, Arizona, February 28–March 2, 2003....

Write the Vision and Make It Plain
By Marcus Mason
In his speech at the NWP Annual Meeting, Marcus Mason explores the meaning of vision....

Writing As If Your Life Depended On It
By Diane Waff
In her talk at the NWP Annual Meeting, Diane Waff describes how she learned, through writing and inquiry, to open up her classroom to meaningful exchange....

© 2022 National Writing Project