The week before Thanksgiving, many National Writing Project (NWP) teachers participated in the NWP’s Annual Meeting.
Several presenters at the 2007 Annual Meeting joined us for a live webcast on Wednesday, November 28th. This is an edited podcast of that conversation with these teachers:
- Cynthia Calvert, Alcorn Writing Project
- Jason Shiroff, Denver Writing Project
- Lynne Culp, UCLA Writing Project
- Kevin Hodgson, Western Massachusetts Writing Project
- Peter Kittle, Northern California Writing Project (invited)
- Christina Cantrill, NWP Program Associate in Technology
We asked pairs of teachers who presented at the NWP Annual meeting to continue their dialogue on this webcast. We focused on their collaboration before, during, and perhaps after their face-to-face presentation. Find out what their conversations and questions are now.
The theme of the webcast was about how moments where teachers have the opportunity to gather and share practices, such as the NWP’s Annual Meeting, are important points along the continuum of on-going conversations and sometimes even collaborations which begin long before the "events" and which often last long after.
We asked our guests to tell us what they learned from planning and presenting together — both from each other as well as the extended network — for their Writing Project sites as well as their classrooms.