National Writing Project

Urban Site Network Conference Looks to Future

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 10, No. 1
Date: 2005

Summary: The Gateway Writing Project will host this year's NWP Urban Sites Network Conference in St. Louis April 29–30. The conference theme is "Building an Arch of Hope for Tomorrow."

 

For two days, April 29–30, the Gateway Writing Project will host this year's NWP Urban Sites Network Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference theme, "Building an Arch of Hope for Tomorrow," reflects the efforts of teachers to prepare their students for the literary challenges of the future, and attendees can participate in four rounds of workshops to help envision and plan that brighter future for urban schools. Belinda Williams, editor of Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (ASCD 1996), will deliver the conference's keynote address. The conference schedule boasts a number of special events, both informative and entertaining, including writing marathons, visits to local schools, a reenactment of the Dred Scott trial at the historic Old Courthouse, and a one-hour narrated riverboat cruise of the Mississippi River. So join your colleagues in St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, to share your ideas about teaching and learn new ones.

The registration deadline for the conference is April 4, 2005. Registrants should call the Westin St. Louis Hotel directly, at 314/621-2000, for room reservations. (Be sure to ask for the NWP Urban Sites Network Conference rate of $139 plus tax.) For more information and a download-able registration form, visit the NWP website.

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