National Writing Project

Applications Being Accepted for the 2003 Fred Hechinger Award

By: NWP Staff
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 8, No. 2
Date: March-April 2003

Summary: The Fred Hechinger Award is presented annually to a teacher who makes significant connections between research and classroom practice. Applications are now being accepted. Deadline: July 1, 2003.

 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2003 Fred Hechinger Award. The award is presented annually to a teacher who—through classroom practice, workshop presentations, and professional writing—makes significant connections between research and classroom practice. The Fred Hechinger Award was established in 1997 to honor Hechinger, the late New York Times correspondent and co-chair of the National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy National Advisory Board.

Applicants should send a portfolio of materials including a current resume; articles they have written that describe how they link research and classroom practice; and a one- to two-page cover letter contextualizing the submitted materials by explaining how they show connections between research and teaching and reasons for including them in the portfolio. A committee of university-based researchers, former National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy advisors, and NWP site directors and teacher-consultants will review the applications and select this year's recipient, who will be presented with the award (including a $500 cash award) at the 2003 NWP Annual Meeting in San Francisco this November.

Those interested in applying for the award should send application materials to: National Writing Project (Attention: Fred Hechinger Award), 2105 Bancroft Way #1042, Berkeley, California 94720-1042. For more information, phone 510/642-0963 or email nwp@nwp.org. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2003.

Articles

Diane Waff Named 2002 Hechinger Award Winner
Diane Waff, co-director of the Philadelphia Writing Project, has been awarded the 2002 Fred Hechinger Award. Waff has devoted her teaching career to "addressing the needs of students who are marginalized in our pluralistic, multicultural society."

Paul Allison Named 2000 Fred Hechinger Award Winner
Paul Allison, a teacher-consultant at the New York City Writing Project, was awarded the 2000 Fred Hechinger Award at the NWP Annual Meeting in Milwaukee.

 

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