National Writing Project

Developing and Sustaining Long-Term School Partnerships

Date: December 20, 2010

Summary: The following case studies offer an in-depth look at high school and elementary school partnerships at several Writing Project sites.

 

NWP sites have varied approaches to developing and supporting long-term professional development work in schools. Successful site/school partnerships often develop from a specific need at a school and widen and deepen over time.

The following case studies offer an in-depth look at high school and elementary school partnerships at several Writing Project sites. Each case study offers a close look at the development and expansion of the collaboration over time and describes the lessons learned.

Building and Sustaining a School/Site Partnership: The Roles of the Denver Writing Project, Northglenn High School, and the Teacher-Consultant Coordinator (PDF)

This is a history of the triumphs and challenges of an ongoing partnership, six years old at the time of the writing, between a high school and an NWP site, told from the perspective of the teacher-consultant facilitator. The site director has added a foreword describing the value of the partnership to the site.

The Work Will Teach You How to Do It: A New Director Learns How to Begin and Grow Inservice (PDF)

In this case study a site director confesses to her initial fear of starting inservice, describes how she overcame it, and shares what she learned in the process. She offers tips to new directors embarking on developing inservice.

Sustainable Practices Through Purposeful Partnering at Shoreline (PDF)

This is the story of a successful whole-school collaboration with the Puget Sound Writing Project to align instruction and curriculum to essential learnings and best practices in writing instruction based on data from writing assessments.

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