National Writing Project

Find Your Way to the 2006 NWP Spring Meeting

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 10, No. 3
Date: 2005

Summary: Elected officials need to hear the story of your writing project site's success, so please join your colleagues in Washington, DC, April 6–7 for the 2006 NWP Spring Meeting.


Untitled Document April. The time to put down your pen or log off your computer and tell your writing project story up close and personal to members of Congress. Elected officials want to hear about what works in local classrooms and in professional development programs such as the National Writing Project. So please join your colleagues in Washington, D.C., April 6–7 for the 2006 NWP Spring Meeting.

Our organization has a history of excellent turnouts at these events. At last year’s meeting, 250 writing project teacher-consultants and site leaders from 40 states attended the meeting.

Next year’s spring meeting officially begins on the morning of Thursday, April 6, after an optional informal reception the night before at the Washington Court Hotel. At that morning gathering, key NWP congressional supporters will address meeting participants at a Capitol Hill session.

The heart of the meeting’s activities occurs on Thursday afternoon, when you will visit the offices of your representatives and senators and tell them about the work you do with the writing project and how it benefits students. Later, at an end-of-the-day reception at one of the Smithsonian museums, you can share with colleagues stories about your day “on the hill.” The meeting continues on Friday, with a keynote address and a series of roundtable discussions on issues faced by writing project teacher-consultants and site leaders.

Accommodations will be provided by the Washington Court Hotel, which is within walking distance of Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, and the National Mall.

Registration for the spring meeting begins in mid-December. For more information and updates about the NWP Spring Meeting, visit the NWP Spring Meeting page.

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