Join NWP @ NCTE!

Join your colleagues from around the network at this year’s NCTE Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD from November 21–24, 2019. Writing Project teacher-leaders will be facilitating a wide variety of sessions at the Convention, and NWP will host a brunch for the network on Sunday, November 24 ($45; separate ticket required). The perennial NWP exhibit booth will be up and running in the exhibit hall as well. We hope to see you there!

Location and Sleeping Rooms

The Convention will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center. Sleeping rooms are available at a variety of nearby hotels through the NCTE Housing Bureau.

Thursday Gathering

This year we’re hosting a gathering for the Writing Project network on Thursday, November 21 from 5:45-7:15pm in Room 307 of the Convention Center. Join us to connect with colleagues, hear about future plans, and get a first look at what will be our newly designed NWP website and logo! Additionally, new NWP Merchandise will be available for purchase during this gathering.

An RSVP is not required, but encouraged to help with our planning: RSVP Form

Informal Get-Together at James Joyce Pub

Meet NWP teacher-leaders from across the U.S.

Friday, November 22, 5:15-6:30pm
James Joyce Pub
616 South President Street

Writing Marathon at Fort McHenry

Saturday, November 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m. RSVP

National Writing Project Brunch

Be sure to register for the NCTE Convention and join us at the NWP Brunch on Sunday, November 24 from 10:30–11:45 a.m. in Ballrooms I + III of the Convention Center, right before the closing session. The brunch costs $45 and a separate, pre-purchased ticket is required (available for purchase during registration). New NWP Merchandise will also be available for purchase during the NWP Brunch.

This gathering is designed for teachers affiliated with Writing Project sites around the country. Join your colleagues for food and conversation about issues important to your Writing Project site, teaching writing, and more. 

At this year’s brunch, Mary Buckelew and Janice Ewing will present work from the new book, Action Research for English Language Arts Teachers, in a session entitled: “Reflection, Collaboration, and Publication: Action Research at work in the National Writing Project”

The presenters, along with other Writing Project colleagues and friends, will engage attendees in an exploration of the interconnection of the NWP principles and practices with the inquiry process. From the Invitational Institute to special initiatives, to application in the classroom and publication, teachers’ reflection, collaboration, and participation in action research are at the heart of their identity and experience as NWP fellows. Join us as we highlight and celebrate these connections.

Listen to Mary and Janice discuss their work on NWP Radio:

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NWP Sessions at NCTE

NWP has its own strand of sessions at this year’s NCTE Annual Convention!

Check out the NCTE Schedule and look for the National Writing Project tag on sessions when you plan which sessions to attend.

NWP Booth

While you’re at NCTE, be sure to stop by the exhibit hall and visit us at the NWP Booth (space 1225). NWP staff and local teacher-consultants will be on hand to provide information about the Writing Project. The booth will also feature a game and NWP giveaways.

The booth is open:
Friday, 10:00 a.m–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation Documentary Screening

Join Maryland Writing Project colleagues on Sunday, November 24, 1:00-3:00 pm at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation is a documentary featuring the experiences of African Americans who attended Baltimore schools during the era of legal segregation. We will watch the documentary, meet the filmmakers, write in response to the stories we heard, and discuss how the history of racism affects today’s schools.  Sign up here to let us know you will be attending.


For more information, contact Caroline Griswold at cgriswold@nwp.org.