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English Language Learners Network Writing Retreat

June 23–26, 2004

Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat
Leavenworth, Washington

The ELL Network Writing Retreat offers participants the opportunity to write about teaching practices that support the goals of the ELL Network. The purpose of the retreat is to help advocate for English language learners and bilingual students by reflecting on our professional experience and making that experience accessible to a wider audience through our published writing. ELL Network leaders hope that writings from the retreat will be disseminated in various NWP and other professional publications.

Writing coaches and editors will be on hand to help edit and revise our work for publication. During the retreat, we will develop a community of writers through participation in small writing groups, culminating in a group reading. The structure of the retreat is designed to accommodate writers at any level in their development.

The retreat will support professional writing such as:

  • narratives of school/teaching life
  • journal and newsletter articles
  • action research
  • case studies
  • ethnographies
  • public advocacy
  • classroom practice
  • curriculum for ELLs

Limited to 25 participants, the retreat will be as representative as possible of the geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the National Writing Project. The ELL Network will cover the cost of double-occupancy rooms and meals at Sleeping Lady, a mountain retreat center in the Cascade Mountains of Eastern Washington. Participants are responsible for travel costs and incidentals. (Local sites may be able to help with expenses.)

How to Apply The application deadline has now passed.

Downloadable Files

2004 ELL Network Writing Retreat Application
Application for the ELL Network Writing Retreat. The application deadline has now passed.
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2004 ELL Network Writing Retreat Flyer
Information about the ELL Network Writing Retreat, June 23-26, 2004, in Leavenworth, Washington.
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