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2009 Urban Sites Network Conference

Writing and Resiliency: Tapping the Potential of Urban Students

April 24–25, 2009

Hyatt Regency Louisville & Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky
Host site: Louisville Writing Project

The Louisville Writing Project at the University of Louisville is proud to serve as your host for the 2009 Urban Sites Network Conference. Join urban educators from across the country to explore how writing can help students develop resiliency and reach their potential as literate learners and leaders in urban classrooms.

Register Now!

The deadline for conference registration is April 10, 2009. Download the registration information and form (PDF). You can also register online at the Kentucky Writing Project's website.

Keynote Speaker

Bonnie Benard , senior program associate, WestEd, works to help schools and communities create supportive environments that nurture adolescents' healthy development and life success. Benard has been a senior program associate at WestEd for twenty-five years.

Over the past fifteen years, she has been promoting resiliency through research and has directly affected national policy through her input to the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools and to the No Child Left Behind Act. Her publications include

Downloadable Files

Request for Proposals
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Registration Information and Form
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2009 USN Conference Schedule
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