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ERIC Number: ED470741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Johnston Area Writing Partnership: The Capital Area Writing Project Model for Building District Capacity To Offer Quality Professional Development. Models of Inservice. National Writing Project at Work.
Pritchard, Ruie J.; O'Berry, Sandra; Butler, Patsy
The National Writing Project (NWP) at Work monograph series describes NWP work, often shared informally or in workshops through the NWP network, and offers detailed chronological accounts for sites interested in adopting and adapting the models. This monograph--"The Johnston Area Writing Partnership (JAWP)"--describes a North Carolina university-school-district partnership, seven years in the making, which has grown from an informal relationship to a funded, in-district staff development project with a mission statement and ongoing action plans. The NWP professional development model described in the monograph is a partnership between an NWP site and a district-based writing partnership created and sustained by writing project teacher-consultants, teachers who attended an invitational institute at the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP). The monograph offers an overview of successes and struggles while providing a model for school districts wanting to establish an outreach project affiliated with an NWP site. It is divided into three parts--the first part, "Background and Initial Steps toward the CAWP-JAWP Partnership" (Ruie J. Pritchard), describes the setting and initial steps; the second part, "Inaugurating the Johnston Area Writing Partnership" (Sandra O'Berry and Patsy Butler), tells how the partnership unfolded and grew in the district; and the last part, "Final Words" (Ruie J. Pritchard; Sandra O'Berry; Patsy Butler), offers collective reflections, suggestions, and cautions to those who want to develop a satellite partnership. Appendixes contain a description of the process for conducting needs assessment; a sample teacher survey; focus group prompts; a sample executive summary of a needs assessment for grades 3 and 4; the 1995 self-assessment for administrators; the JAWP mission and vision statement; a follow-up needs assessment; tips for getting responses to surveys; a follow-up survey for principals; interview protocols; topics for staff development in writing; an evaluation form for a professional development session; and a table of data. (NKA)
National Writing Project, University of California, 2105 Bancroft, #1042, Berkeley, CA 94720-1042. Tel: 510-642-0963; Fax: 510-642-4545; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Writing Project, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina