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Western Massachusetts Writing Project to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Publication: UMassAmherst Office of News and Media Relations
Date: May 9, 2013

Summary: The Western Massachusetts Writing Project will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with guest speaker Sharon Washington, executive director of the National Writing Project.


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At the event, WMWP will release its newest publication, "Writing to Go II," a book featuring a range of writing assignments by WMWP teachers, each coupled with student work for those assignments. Participating teachers and students represent schools in Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester counties.

The project will also celebrate its growth from a cadre of 15 teacher leaders who completed the first Summer Institute in 1993 to a multi-faceted project that in 2011-12 delivered professional development programs to more than 1,100 Massachusetts educators in 11 Massachusetts counties, with most activities centered in Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, Middlesex and Worcester counties. To capture highlights of the past 20 years, the program will include a digital collage, a timeline, displays of other teacher and student publications, and features on key programs and future plans. A Massachusetts Senate resolution honoring WMWP, filed by Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg, will be read."

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