National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 6, No. 5, 2001

Applications for 2002 James Moffett Memorial Award Due April 1
By NWP Staff
NWP, in conjunction with NCTE, offers the James Moffett Memorial Award every year to support teacher research projects inspired by the scholarship of James Moffett....

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
A special letter from Executive Director Richard Sterling addressing the tragedy of September 11 and the important role teachers will play in our national recovery....

ELL Network Reports on Minigrant Projects
By Judith Doherty, Dana Dusbiber, Wilma Ortiz, Karen Sumaryono
Last year, the ELL Network funded its first group of minigrants with the goal of beginning a dialog to advocate for the educational rights of immigrant children....

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: A Lifetime of Memories
By Dorothy Franklin
When Franklin and her seventh grade class were invited to participate in a documentary, she worried that the cameras and microphones would stifle classroom participation....

Georgia on My Mind: Urban Sites Network Conference Set
By NWP Staff
Historic Savannah, Georgia, will be the setting of the NWP Urban Sites Conference, April 26-27, 2002, which will bring together teachers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are committed to improving the quality of education for urban children....

I Am Professor McGonagall
By Karen Brown
For Harry Potter, turning a desk into a pig first starts with turning matches into needles....

Moffett Award Winner Unites Third-Graders, Senior Citizens
By Andy Bradshaw
A Seattle-area program developed by Moffett award winner Diane Babcock brought third-graders and senior citizens together to construct a rich narrative of the past....

NWP Annual Review . . . It's That Time of Year Again
By NWP Staff
The annual process of reviewing proposals from NWP's 167 sites ensures sites are healthy and following the NWP model, while also providing an excellent professional development opportunity for reviewers, who are site leaders themselves....

NWP Goes to Washington: Initial Plans in Place for Spring Meeting
By NWP Staff
The annual NWP Spring Meeting gives site leaders and teachers from all over the country an opportunity to share the work of the writing project with Congressional representatives from their area....

NWP Launches Monograph Series
By Joye Alberts, Lisa Howard, Elizabeth Radin Simons
NWP launches a new monograph series winter 2002 with models of inservice from four writing project sites....

NWP Writing Retreat 2002: Building on Success
By NWP Staff

Our Writing Lives: Cat Poems and Other Junior High Worries
By Marcie Flinchum Atkins
A teacher remembers the anxiety she felt in junior high when she had to write a poem and read it aloud in class, and shares how her insights from that day help her teach her third grade class....

Response to September 11: NWP Gathers Resources for Educators Online
By NWP Staff
NWP has compiled a list of resources for educators, students, and caregivers in response to the tragic events of September 11, and has also created an online form for sharing additional resources and comments....

Site Leaders to Explore the NWP Network from the Hudson Valley
By NWP Staff
Each year, the NWP Directors Retreat brings together teams of site directors and co-directors to explore the NWP model and core values, the challenges of site administration, and more....

Social Action Summer Institutes Prompt Minigrant Proposals
By Asali Solomon
Participation in the 2001 Social Action Summer Institutes prompted 20 writing project sites to submit proposals to build on what they had learned about social action....

Special Thanks to 2001 Contributors to The Voice
By NWP Staff
A list of contributors to The Voice during 2001....

Tackling Technology
By Deana Lew
A busy teacher discovered the benefits of attending an online conference when she participated in last year's Authors and Issues Online Conference with Ralph Fletcher....

Teacher Motivated by a Sense of Mission
By Art Peterson
A profile of Southern Nevada Writing Project teacher Marcus Mason reveals his motivation for teaching and his methods for helping his fifth grade students engage meaningfully with their writing and schoolwork....

Writers and Readers Come Together at Authors and Issues Online Conference
By NWP Staff
Now in its third year, the NWP Authors and Issues Online Conference will take place in cyberspace January 13-26, and will feature Jane Zeni, editor of Ethical Issues in Teacher Practitioner Research....

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