National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 7, No. 3, 2002

An Intern's Summer Institute Experience
By Beth Hammett
A recent graduate with no teaching experience, Beth Hammett shares what she learned—and contributed—at the Oklahoma Writing Project summer institute in the site's first internship position....

Applications Being Accepted for the 2002 Fred Hechinger Award
By NWP Staff
The Fred Hechinger Award is presented annually to a teacher who makes significant connections between research and classroom practice....

Asking the Right Questions
By Kenneth P. Farizo
A survey of teachers conducted by Kenneth Farizo of the Louisiana State University Writing Project shows that teachers feel a personal and professional connection to the writing project....

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

Conformity Meets Creativity
By Kathy Woods
Junior high students can be tough to teach, but Kathy Woods shows how writing can break down their defensiveness and reveal a different side....

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

Don't Turn That Dial! It May Be Rural Voices Radio
By Laura Paradise
Rural Voices Radio Volume II, writings of NWP students and teachers, is about to hit the airwaves....

Glimpses into the Summer Institute Experience
By NWP Staff
Selected quotes about the invitational summer institute....

Heard on the Street
By NWP Staff
If you could tell your congressional representative one idea about teaching today, what would it be?....

Inverness Report Surveys Benefits of Summer Institutes for Teachers and Students
By Carl Nagin
A report from a survey of summer institute participants confirms that NWP institutes offer "valuable and influential professional development experience to teachers....

Lieberman-Wood Article on NWP Featured in Educational Leadership
By NWP Staff
Researchers Ann Lieberman and Diane Wood single out NWP as "arguably the most successful teacher network in the United States....

Minigrant Report from Maine: Boys' Literacy Camp Sets a Standard
By NWP Staff
A unique wilderness program for boys in Maine helps reverse negative attitudes toward reading....

New Minigrant Projects Announced
By NWP Staff
Sixteen writing project sites received minigrants for a diverse mix of projects, from a weekend writing retreat in Spanish to studying the impact of an Internet course....

NWP Annual Report 2001 Available
By NWP Staff
The latest NWP annual report covers accomplishments of the writing project in 2001, makes a case for the importance of writing, and tells readers how the NWP network is "putting writing on the map....

NWP Spring Meeting Tops Its Own Mark
By NWP Staff
See photos and learn more about NWP's largest, most successful Washington, D....

NWP Supporters Converge on Capitol Hill
By NWP Staff
Spring meeting participants heard from a number of NWP supporters on Capitol Hill....

Our Writing Lives: Abu's Lesson
By Barbara Bass
A childhood reflection from Barbara Bass on the loss of creativity and confidence she experienced in school, and how a storefront public library taught her a love of learning....

Remembering Charles Mazer
By Mary Ann Smith
Friend and colleague Mary Ann Smith remembers Charles Mazer, director of the East Texas Writing Project who died in April....

Rough Writers Ride Again
By Susan Al-Jarrah
To help teachers find time to create a new anthology, Oklahoma writing projects collaborated to create the Rough Writers Professional Writing Retreat....

State Networks at Work: Mississippi Sites Hold Annual Visioning Retreat
By Sherry Swain
The annual Visioning Retreat offers Mississippi writing project teachers and leaders a chance to develop and implement goals that respond to the needs of their schools and districts....

Teacher Stories: School Reform's Missing Link
By Art Peterson
Joe Check debunks five myths about school reform and argues that teachers writing about their practice is critical to making school change work....

The Writing on the Walls
By Jackie Wesson
Looking for a way to involve the community in their literacy efforts, Jackie Wesson describes how the Mobile Bay Writing Project developed The Writing on the Walls, a weeklong writing fair that celebrates literacy....

Treasure: A Summer Institute Reflection
By Melanie J. Taormina
Melanie J....

Writing Project Sites Involved in School and Districts Honored by Department of Education
By NWP Staff
Two districts and a school honored with the U....

Writing Workshop and Contest for Students and Teachers Helps Site Achieve Goals
By Janis Cramer
Cramer describes how the Oklahoma Writing Project's writing workshop and contest attracts talented teachers and students, and helps the site achieve its goals....

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