ERIC Number: ED461871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
National Writing Project Annual Report, 1999.
National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.
The mission of the National Writing Project (NWP) is to improve writing and learning in the nation's schools. Through its professional development model, the National Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership. Through its extensive network of teachers, the NWP seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in America. The goals of the National Writing Project are to: improve student writing and learning in K-16 classrooms; extend the uses of writing in all disciplines; provide schools, colleges, and universities with an effective professional development model; and identify, celebrate, and enhance the professional role of successful classroom teachers. In 1999, the NWP grew to 167 sites across the country and expanded its reach to better serve more teachers in more places across the nation by improving the quality and increasing the number of programs. This annual report is divided into the following sections: From the Executive Director; Extending Our Reach--A Five-Year View; Building the Network; Expanding Our Programs; Succeeding with the Model; Supporting Local Site Innovation; Map of NWP Sites; Developing Teacher Leadership; Serving Teachers' Needs; Communicating in Print and Online; Marking the Impact of Our Work; Financial Statements; and Funders, Board, Senior Staff. (NKA)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Professional Development, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Teachers
National Writing Project, University of California, 2105 Bancroft, #1042, Berkeley, CA 94720-1042. Tel: 510-642-0963; Fax: 510-642-4545; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.writingproject.org. For full text: http://www.writingproject.org/downloads/1999annual.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Annenberg Rural Challenge, Granby, CO.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; California Univ., Berkeley. Graduate School of Education.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, KY.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.