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2016 Summer Institute for Teachers–Application Available

Interested in joining a national network of education innovators?  Or know a friend who would love to be involved in the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project? Check out the 2016 Western Pennsylvania Writing Project Summer Institute for Teachers.  Here is the brochure:

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Here is the application form:

SIT 2016 application

For more information, talk to a WPWP teacher-consultant, or e-mail Laura Roop at laurroop@pitt.edu

2014 WPWP Continuity Event

Title: 2014 WPWP Continuity Event
Location: 5131 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Opportunity for teacher-consultants who participated in the 2014 Summer Institute for Teachers to gather, reflect on their writing, inquiry, and leadership, and figure out next steps. Anthologies developed this summer to be distributed.
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2014-11-01
End Time: 12:00

WPWP Inquiry/Leadership Group

Title: WPWP Inquiry/Leadership Group
Location: 5131 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Second session of a group focusing on developing teacher inquiry and leadership by reading The Art of Classroom Inquiry, recording burning questions, and collecting artifacts from current teaching situations.
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2014-12-06
End Time: 12:00

WPWP Holiday Party

Title: WPWP Holiday Party
Location: 120 Parise Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Description: Annual festivities, hosted this year by new WPWP director Laura Roop and her spouse, longtime NWP-connected Richard Koch. Bring hors d’ oeuvres, dessert, or drinks to share.
Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2014-12-13
End Time: 20:00

NCTE Annual Convention

Title: NCTE Annual Convention
Location: Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD
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Description: Join your NCTE colleagues and friends as we examine the power of story as the landscape within which we map the significance of experience and build towers of knowledge.

Stories saturate our lives, woven so tightly into the fabric of the everyday that it’s easy to overlook their value as a way of knowing the world. They are the glue that creates community and binds us together around common purposes and values.

Gaylord National ResortThe 2014 NCTE Convention will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Sessions will explore the many dimensions of story as the landscape of knowing–story as literary and informational text, story as cross-disciplinary collaborations, story as multiple literacies and genres, story as memory and identity, story as teacher knowledge and research, story as community and culture, story as marginalization, and story as resistance.

The 2014 NCTE Annual Convention is an opportunity to take back the right to tell our stories, to create our own landscapes, and to “talk story” with each other.

Start Date: 2014-11-20
End Date: 2014-11-22

NWP Annual Meeting

Title: NWP Annual Meeting
Location: Gaylord Resort, National Harbor, MD, near Washington DC
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Description: NWP’s 2014 Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention . The meeting is designed to facilitate strategic thinking and planning opportunities for NWP sites, create time for sites to learn from each other and work together on behalf of the network, and provide a chance for the NWP office to be in conversation with site leaders and to share updates on funding, grant opportunities, and other planning.

Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2014-11-20
End Time: 21:00

2014 Fall Writing Retreat

WPWP Teacher Fellows, Save the Date for the October 17-19 Fall Writing Retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Contact Erin Manifold for more information.

FUNDRAISER UPDATE

On Saturday, November 3, 2012, the WPWP launched a five-day fundraiser with Barnes and Noble. If you made purchases in the Barnes and Noble South Hills store or online, thank you for helping to launch a strong Day 1. Nearly $3,000.00 in purchases were credited to the WPWP, netting $600 in donations. 

 

 

The Book Fair runs through November 8, 2012.  Please encourage your friends and colleagues to utilize the ease of online ordering while also supporting the Western Pa Writing Project.

To support the Book Fair with online purchases, visit: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/

If you are a NEW Barnes and Noble customer, when you get to the Payment Section and you are entering your credit card information, at the bottom, just above the green “Continue Checkout” button, there is a box to click that says “Check this box if this is a Bookfair Order”. Check the box, enter the Bookfair ID# 10911584, then continue to checkout.

If you are a RETURNING customer (your credit card information is stored), when you get to the Payment Section, click “CHANGE” on the right hand side. It brings up the credit card information screen – scroll to the bottom and follow the above instructions as if you were a new customer.

Purchases on ANY product will apply to our Book Fair.  You can also use your Barnes and Noble membership discount. Just make sure to click the Book Fair box and enter the code (10911584) at the bottom of the screen in the Payment Section.

Special thanks to Jane Miller, Stacy Biggs, Christine Wolfe, Marilyn Bates, and members of the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra for their in-store support.