National Writing Project

About State and Regional Networks

State and Regional Networks (SRN) provides support for groups of sites in a state or region, and for single sites serving an entire state, as they bring the NWP model to their collaborative work.

SRN supports networks and regional collaborations designed to build the capacity of local sites to address state and regional issues. Through its minigrant program and various meetings, conferences, and regional gatherings, SRN offers networks of sites opportunities to strengthen their work and learn from each other's programs and practices.

Goals

  • strengthening site and network capacity to offer professional development that addresses state or regional needs, issues, and educational priorities and to make effective use of state and federal funding sources
  • convening sites within a state or regional network to do collaborative work such as planning documentation projects, sharing inservice or continuity resources and expertise, or developing plans to increase visibility
  • providing statewide or regional continuity opportunities for teacher-consultants to enhance their existing expertise or construct new knowledge—for example, studying current developments in writing, conducting collaborative teacher research, or examining state or regional professional development priorities in light of current research
  • convening site leaders within states and regions to share resources and expertise for administering, growing, or sustaining a site.

State and Regional Network programming is available to all interested site directors and leaders. Those who participate typically do so in site, state, or regional teams.

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