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NWP Radio — Making the Most of the 2010 NWP Annual Meeting

September 2010
The Annual Meeting, held every year in November, is the largest NWP gathering of the year. As sites begin to prepare for the 2010 meeting in Orlando, listen to some of the highlights and learn how site leaders plan ahead to make the most of this annual continuity opportunity. More ›

NWP Radio — After The Summer Institute, What's Next?

August 2010
This episode of NWP Radio features a discussion of how teacher-consultants can connect to NWP through online opportunities and national events after the invitational summer institute. More ›

After the Summer Institute: Opportunities for Teacher Leadership

The Voice, 2005
Linda Friedrich
The National Writing Project, along with Inverness Research Associates and Ann Lieberman of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has launched a study on the nature of teacher leadership developed through the writing project. This article, drawing on interview data from the study, highlights TCs' descriptions of how they contribute to their students, their peers, and their writing project sites, and how their connection with their local writing project nurtures them as teachers and leaders... More ›


Additional Resources

A Work in Progress: The Benefits of Early Recruitment for the Summer Institute

National Writing Project at Work, 2006
Anne-Marie Hall, Roger Shanley, Flory Simon
The authors document the process they took in recruiting participants for the annual summer institute early, ensuring a better pool of candidates and allowing the teachers to go into the event more prepared. More ›

New-Site Directors Tell Their Stories

The Voice, 2006
The Voice introduces the directors of five new sites that have recently joined the NWP network: Bruce McComiskey, Red Mountain Writing Project (Alabama); Lucy Stanovick and Lesliee Antonette of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Project; Nanci Werner-Burke and Richard Heyler of the Endless Mountain Writing Project (Pennsylvania); Bobbie Solley and Trixie Smith of the Middle Tennessee Writing Project; and Cheryl Hines of the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project (Texas). More ›

Strengthening Partnerships Between Sites and Universities: Tips from Site Directors

The Voice, 2005
Betsey Bowen, Ellen Brinkley, Meg Petersen, Rick VanDeWeghe
NWP sites need their sponsoring universities to value the work they do. In this article, four writing project leaders present successful strategies for strengthening the relationship between sites and their universities. More ›

The Key to Recruiting: Teachers Nominating Teachers

The Voice, January-February 2000
Carol Tateishi
Carol Tateishi, director of the Bay Area Writing Project, discusses strategies for summer institute recruitment. More ›

Tapping the Potential: Building Teacher Leadership While Rethinking Your Site

The Voice, January-February 2000
Ellen Brinkley, Anne-Marie Hall
Why is it that some directors stick around for years and others do not? Why do some "burn out" while others are energized by their work? More ›

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