2014 NWP Spring Meeting
March 26–28, 2014
Join colleagues in the nation's capital March 26–28, 2014 for the NWP Spring Meeting. Always an exciting event, the meeting gives Writing Project teachers and leaders an opportunity to share their classroom successes with members of Congress and with each other.
Plan to participate in the NWP Spring Meeting professional development on Friday with Matt Williams, Educational Technologist at KQED, the Bay Area's award-winning PBS affiliate and coordinator of KQED's Do Now program, open to all, in which youth use Twitter to engage in academic discussion and argument on topics in the news. Also joining Matt will be Writing Project teachers Janelle Bence, Chris Sloan, and Meenoo Rami, who have been implementing Do Now in their classrooms as part of a collaborative effort between KQED and NWP's Educator Innovator network. Learn more about Do Now, its connections to literacy instruction, and how you and your students can participate in this national conversation.
Advocacy Update: 2014 Meeting and the Year Ahead
The good news: Advocacy matters! The SEED grant competition was funded at 2% of the Title II-A program in the FY2014 Federal Budget, up from 1.5% in the previous year.
Site leaders coming to the Spring Meeting will have the opportunity to talk with representatives and their staff face-to-face, sharing the stories of the work at local sites to support new teacher leaders and to be able to partner effectively with high-need schools. Of course, meeting with representatives in home offices and making local calls is also a very good strategy. The NWP Advocacy Calendar is a great resource to support site leaders in thinking about a continuous Site Advocacy Strategy.
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Please note: Federal funds cannot be used for advocacy efforts.