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2006 NWP Spring Meeting

NWP Spring Meeting

2006 NWP Spring Meeting

April 6 - April 7, 2006
Washington Court Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

Join your colleagues in the nation's capital on April 6-7 for the 2006 NWP Spring Meeting. Always an exciting event, the meeting provides writing project teachers and leaders an opportunity to share their classroom successes with members of Congress and with each other.

2006 NWP Spring Meeting Highlights

Relive the 2006 meeting with copies of speeches, a selection of photos from the meeting, and more.


The event begins Thursday morning, April 6, with a kickoff meeting on Capitol Hill. Congressional supporters of the NWP are scheduled to speak and participants will learn the latest data on writing project programs. The afternoon is set aside for visits to the offices of senators and representatives—participants’ chance to talk about the work of the writing project and the impact it has on teachers and students.

Be sure to prepare for your meetings ahead of time. Check out our Spring Meeting Resources page.

The day closes with a reception at the Smithsonian, a chance to mix and mingle with writing project colleagues from around the country.


The meeting continues on Friday at the Washington Court Hotel with several interesting activities, including
  • Keynote address: Glynda Hull, professor of Language and Literacy, Society and Culture in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Roundtable discussions on the latest issues faced by writing project teachers. This year’s theme is “Writing at the Center.”

For more, visit the schedule of events.

Paying for your visit

PLEASE NOTE: Your site may use federal funds to pay for attendance at Friday's Spring Meeting events but must use non-federal funds to pay for attendance at Thursday's events.


Registration for this meeting is now closed.

Participant Bulletin Board

NWP is providing a bulletin board to post requests for roommates, coordinate congressional visits with other sites in your state, arrange carpools, or make other logistical preparations for the NWP Spring Meeting. Go to bulletin board.

Lodging and Transportation

The Washington Court Hotel, host hotel for the 2006 Spring Meeting, is now full, but rooms may still be available one block away at the Phoenix Park Hotel, also within easy walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, Union Station, and the National Mall.

You may also book rooms in D.C. through Accommodations Unlimited by calling 800-201-4005 or 703-924-1100. Tell them you are with the National Writing Project and you need a room in the vicinity of the Washington Court. They will find the best deals available.

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
phone: (800) 321-3010

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
phone: (800) 824-5419

For information on how to get from nearby airports to these hotels, please visit our Transportation Info page.

Local Info

Check out this list of Things to Do and Places to Eat (PDF), courtesy of the DC Area Writing Project.
    For more activities in Washington, D.C., click on the links below.

    Downloadable Files

    Inverness Presentation - 2006 Spring Meeting
    Powerpoint Download Powerpoint

    Map of Capitol Hill
    PDF Download PDF


    For more information, contact the NWP at springmeeting@writingproject.org.


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