ERIC Number: ED461872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
National Writing Project Annual Report, 2000.
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. This year 2000 annual report marks a time when writing is more important than ever. In this new century a high level of literacy is essential for earning a living and for participating fully in society. By having expert teachers, K-16, teach other teachers in their own regions, the NWP is able to reach well over 100,000 educators annually at a low cost in federal dollars. The NWP's university-school collaborative model has been highly successful in leveraging federal support. This annual report is divided into the following sections: What Is the National Writing Project?; Why Is 2 Million Only a Start?; Because NWP Served 1 out of 34 Teachers in America Last Year. What about the Other 33?; And What about Their Students?; Because All Students Need Well-Informed Teachers; Because Not Every Teacher and Student Has a Writing Project Site within Reach; Because Schools Need Research-Based Strategies; Because Teachers and Schools Need a National Network; Because the NWP Works; NWP Publications and Technology; Key Facts; Financial Data; and Funders, Board of Directors, 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/2000annual.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; California Univ., Berkeley. Graduate School of Education.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, KY.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.