National Writing Project

Urban Sites Network Conference "Writes Across Borders"

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

Summary: The San Diego Area Writing Project will host this year's Urban Sites Network conference, April 28–29. Come and connect with other teachers who share the same challenges you do, and discover new ways to make writing more alive for students in urban schools.


Whether you simply want to connect with other writing project directors and teacher-consultants who share the same challenges you do or discover promising classroom practices to make writing more alive for students in urban schools, the 2006 NWP Urban Sites Network Conference promises to be an engaging event.

For two days, April 28–29, the San Diego Area Writing Project will host the conference in sunny San Diego. The conference theme, “Writing Across Borders—Teaching Where Differences Matter,” reflects the efforts of teachers to reach the diverse populations that urban schools serve.

Attendees can participate in four rounds of workshops to address a variety of topics unique to urban schools. The conference schedule also boasts a number of special events, both informative and entertaining, including writing marathons and visits to local schools.

As a network of writing project sites, the Urban Sites Network has a mission to link urban teachers and writing project leaders across the country to improve the teaching and learning of writing for urban children, to broaden the fund of teacher knowledge, and to expand the dissemination of urban teacher research.

Further information on proposal submission and conference registration will be available soon on the NWP website on the Urban Sites Network Conference page and in upcoming NWP site bulletins.

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