National Writing Project

2017 NWP Annual Meeting Highlights

November 16, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

Writing Project writers/makers, teachers, hackers, and learners gathered together in St. Louis to explore connected learning and leadership. It was a time to reflect and look forward to the challenges and opportunities in the future.

2016 AM Plenary Video


Hear from NWP's Executive Director Elyse Eidman-Aadahl about the state of the NWP network, and learn about The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), a Manhattan-based organization which offers 12-day summer seminars for faculty from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities interested in furthering their knowledge about the Holocaust and other genocides. Led by program founder Dr. Sondra Perl and her colleague Dr. Jennifer Lemberg, TOLI seminars use an inquiry-based approach to provide educators with tools to heighten their students' engagement with this sensitive subject matter, guiding students from shock and denial to compassion and social action. Teachers who complete the seminar, which was created in 2006, become part of the Holocaust Educators Network (HEN). Our Annual Meeting plenary featured NWP/TOLI teachers Brenda Johnston, Tracei Willis, and Michelle Clark discussing how Holocaust education connects to issues of social justice today. View the full plenary ›

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