National Writing Project

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#blog4nwp – The camaraderie of writers

Lisa Koen shares her #blog4nwp post with the Coöp. National Writing Project was and is one of the best professional experiences that I have ever had. I am a kindergarten teacher and I was able to take subjects such as poetry and Shakespeare back to my classroom for my students to appreciate. The camaraderie of … Continue reading

NWP opens doors

Kathleen Gorney submits this #blog4nwp post. This response regards the outstanding development of my students in the writing process. Since being involved in the Puget Sound Writing Project, I have been able to assist students delve deeper into their writing abilities. They have grown in their confidence as writers and have more ownership of the … Continue reading

Thank you, NWP

Linda Bieber shares this #blog4nwp post with the Coöp. I was privileged to be a part of the NWP’s CSUN summer 2010 program. Besides the obvious perks to the program (an awesome archive of tried and true lessons developed by teachers I can aspire to become only a shadow of one day,) I found the … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Endless benefits

This #blog4nwp guest post comes from Amy Van Zanten. I am writing to implore you to restore funding to the National Writing Project, a program that has been funded since 1991. I have been part of the Hudson Valley Writing Project since 2009. It is an incredible program that consists of dedicated individuals. It is … Continue reading

The National Writing Project makes better teachers

Laura Lennox Ifill contributes this #blog4nwp post to the Coöp. I participated in the Hudson Valley Writing Project during the summer of 2010 and was devastated to hear that the funding for the Project would be cut. Participation in this group of collaborative teachers has been the most beneficial professional experience of my teaching career. … Continue reading

I would be heartbroken to lose the writing project

Kim Ellis shares this #blog4nwp post with the Coöp. My attendance at the HVWP Summer Institute of 2003 literally changed the direction of my life, both personally and professionally. The events springing from that summer are so numerous that I will offer them in a list: I became a member of HVWP’s ESL study team, … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – Students, schools, and education working together

Pamela Ugor contributes this #blog4nwp post. I am writing in regards to the recent decision that was made to cut funding for the National Writing Project for this upcoming year. I am a graduate student at the State University at Suny New Paltz, New York, and I am currently studying to become a secondary level … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – I know of no other program that works so well

Sue Books contributes this #blog4nwp post I am writing to urge Congress to restore funding to the National Writing Project — an outstanding professional development program for teachers with a solid track record of improving writing instruction across the K-12 curriculum. The National Writing Project has been funded since 1991, but now, sadly, has been … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – What more could you want?

Yvonne Holland contributes this #blog4nwp guest post. The National Writing Project does exactly what we what from professional development for teachers. It engages, supports, challenges and facilitates deep inquiry into our own best practices. Afterward, teachers leave with tools to increase our effectiveness with students in the classroom. I have been public school teacher for … Continue reading

The National Writing Project is a revolution

Guest blogger Art Peterson contributes this #blog4nwp post to the Coöp. Recently, Paul E. Peterson, writing on the Hoover Institution’s EdNext blog, referred collectively to the educational programs axed from the 2011 federal budget as “busy little nothings.” One of these “nothings”—along with such established and useful programs as Teach for America and Reading Is … Continue reading

I, for one, am ready to march

Laura Schiller contributes this #blog4nwp post. In middle age, I discovered the National Writing Project and subsequently found my voice as an educator and a passion for learning that continues decades later. But I did not grow in isolation. My three daughters watched their mother publish, complete National Board Certification, teach teachers across the country, … Continue reading

#blog4nwp – This project is invaluable

Pre-service teacher Larry Cambpell contributes this #blog4nwp post. Writing is so important for students’ learning, and this project, the National Writing Project (NWP), is invaluable in preparing teachers to develop lesson plans involving writing strategies for students. We want to compete globally – [we want to] get students writing. To get students writing teachers need … Continue reading

#blog4nwp Save NWP

Michelle Shaw contributes this post for the #blog4nwp campaign. I have been an elementary school teacher for 10 years and had the honor of participating in the Minnesota Writing Project a few years ago. Not only has it affected my personal life as a writer, but it has completely changed my outlook on being a … Continue reading

Congress needs to reconsider its decision

Lynn Chih-Ning Chang, technology liaison of the Missouri Writing Project, contributes this #blog4nwp post. People outside of this country think America is one of the most powerful countries in the world. Before I came to the US, I didn’t really understand what makes this nation powerful and I had been wondering. I’d just heard that … Continue reading

I attribute my success to the National Writing Project

Karen Greco contributes this #blog4nwp guest post to the Coöp. The NWP equipped me to teach English: reading and writing.  After attending a summer institute at a university near me, the University of Houston at Clear Lake, I received the teacher of the year award for my district two years in a row.  I learned … Continue reading

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