National Writing Project

The Voice

Vol. 9, No. 1, 2004

2004 NWP Rural Sites Network Rural Institute Dates Set
By NWP Staff
The NWP Rural Sites Network's (RSN) second biennial RSN Rural Institute is set for July 21–27, 2004, in the mountains of Morehead, Kentucky....

Quarterly Drawing Winners Announced
By NWP Staff
The 30 winners of the 2003 NWP Annual Meeting drawing are announced....

An Offer They Cannot Refuse
By Rosemary Eismann
Rosemary Eismann contends that the challenge for parents and educators is to find a way to make students want to read....

Awards and Accolades
By NWP Staff

Dates to Remember
By NWP Staff

Director's Update
By Richard Sterling
Executive Director Richard Sterling invites you to share your thoughts and ideas about the future of the National Writing Project....

Directors Retreat Application Now Online
By NWP Staff
The NWP Directors Retreat, set for August 11–15, 2004, will be held at the Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center near Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City, California....

English Teacher as Adult Mentor: A Delicate Balance
By Maggie Herrick
Maggie Herrick describes a session at the NWP Annual Meeting in which E-Anthology facilitators discuss the challenges of responding to writing in an online environment....

General Session at 2003 Annual Meeting "Best Ever"
By Amy Bauman

Inside the E-Anthology Team
By Larry Barton
Sharing behind the scene observations of E-Team members at work, Barton describes how the E-Anthology allows summer institute participants to share writing with colleagues across the country....

Interim Chair of New York Stock Exchange Joins NWP Board of Directors
By NWP Staff
The National Writing Project (NWP) announced that John S....

Jim Gray Gets Special Recognition from NCTE
By NWP Staff
NWP founder Jim Gray received the Distinguished Partners in Learning award at the 2003 M....

Keeping the Comma Splice Queen Happy
By Suzanne Cherry
Cherry finds that relating the concepts of punctuation and grammar to real-world experiences—in this example, through an intriguing demonstration involving electrical tape—helps students realize and correct their errors successfully....

Leap of Faith
By Kristen Hawley Turner
Turner describes how her mother, a veteran English teacher, mentored her in the seemingly impossible task of mastering writing....

More NWP Sites and Directors, New and Renewed
By Art Peterson
As part of an ongoing series, this issue profiles Marjorie Condon, director of the Buzzards Bay Writing Project; JoBeth Allen, Linda Boza, and Bob Fecho, co-directors of the Red Clay Writing Project; and Diane Penrod, director of the National Writing Project at Rowan University....

New Direction for NWP Writing Retreats in 2004
By NWP Staff
This year, NWP is initiating Professional Writing Retreat B, "Editing and Publication," for writers who have a completed draft....

New NWP Study Explores Teachers' Learning, Leadership, and Legacy
By Linda Friedrich, Paul LeMahieu
A new NWP study asks the question, "How are the leadership talents of NWP teacher-consultants identified, cultivated, and sustained?"....

NWP Annual Meeting Session Proposals Now Being Accepted
By NWP Staff

NWP Speaks: 30 Years of Writing Project Voices
By Joye Alberts, Barbara Bass, Ruby Bernstein, Anna Collins Trest, Britton Gildersleeve, Lynette Herring-Harris, Liz Mandrell, Patricia McGonegal, Meg Petersen, Carol Tateishi
Writing project teachers and site leaders recount defining moments in their association with the writing project in this engaging collection of short personal essays....

NWP Urban Sites Conference 2003 Scratches an Itch
By Joe Bellacero
Bellacero, writing in response to his participation in the National Writing Project Urban Sites Conference 2003, offers first-timers a view of and feel for the event that is both helpful and enticing....

NWP Urban Sites Conference to Focus on Reform
By NWP Staff
Hosted by the Philadelphia Writing Project, the NWP Urban Sites Conference in Philadelphia, April 30–May 1, 2004, will bring together educators from across the nation working to improve the teaching of reading and writing in urban schools....

NWP, Local Sites to Exhibit at ASCD Convention
By NWP Staff

Opinion: My Year of Discontent
By Renee Callies
After a frustrating experience at reform in her school, Callies believes that change will only come when leadership is committed to the kind of critical inquiry that is at the core of the writing project....

Person on the Street
By NWP Staff
During the 2003 NWP Annual Meeting in San Francisco, writing project colleagues were asked "What doe sit mean to you—either professionally or personally—to be part of the writing project....

Remembering Jo Fyfe
By Mary Ann Smith
The writing project fondly remembers Jo Fyfe, a participant in the first summer institute of the Bay Area Writing Project in 1974, a former associate director of the National Writing Project, and a co-director of the California Writing Project state network....

San Diego Writing Project Hosts International Conference
By NWP Staff
San Diego Writing Project Hosts International Conference The San Diego Area Writing Project will host the 11th annual International Conference on Teacher Research (ICTR), April 15–17, 2004....

Spring Meeting: Tell Your Story and Make a Difference on Capitol Hill
By NWP Staff

The E-Anthology, A Summer Institute Perspective
By Maggie Herrick
A technology liaison describes how her site's use of the NWP E-Anthology gave teachers technology experience and a new forum for publishing their work....

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