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					  National Writing Project

     Urban Sites
                                        April 30 – May 1, 2004                       Urban Literacy & the
                                                                                     Challenge of Reform

LITERACY!                   URBAN SCHOOL REFORM!                                 PHILADELPHIA!

Join host site the Philadelphia Writing Project for two days of exploring issues related to
literacy and urban school reform. Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States and
the nation’s first capital, is currently the site of one of the broadest school reform initiatives in
an urban area. The rich cultural and historical background of the city provides an ideal setting
for a meeting of educators interested in addressing the inequities in student achievement that
are at the heart of school reform efforts.

Meet with educators from across the nation working to improve the teaching of reading and
writing in urban schools. Then visit the new National Constitution Center, tour Independence
Hall, and enjoy the city of murals. Return to your home schools energized and enriched by
new ideas!

For registration information, the call for proposals, and conference updates, please visit:, or contact the Philadelphia Writing
Project by calling 215-898-1919 or emailing

                        Conference Highlights
                             (see reverse for more details)
 Keynote speaker: Rochelle Nichols Solomon
  Senior Program Officer, Academy for Educational Development
 Four sessions of exciting, informative workshops
 Visits to local schools
 Tour of Philadelphia’s treasure trove of murals
 Tour of the city’s newest attraction, The National Constitution Center
 A discussion of the book Philadelphians read this winter, The Price of a Child by Lorene
 Dinner and reception at the renowned University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
  and Anthropology
 Special guests and entertainment!

Philadelphia Writing Project  Graduate School of Education  University of Pennsylvania, Room 329,
3700 Walnut Street  Philadelphia, PA 19104  tel: 215-898-1919  fax: 215-573-2109  
                              Conference Special Events

   Tour the Write Way:
          The National Constitution Center, on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the first
               museum in the world dedicated to honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution through
               more than 100 interactive exhibits.
          Mural Tour in an open air motorized trolley, led by a Mural Arts Project docent
   Visits to local schools
   Book discussion – Lorene Cary’s The Price of a Child. Don’t forget to bring your copy with you.

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Registration Deadline is March 24, 2004
       The Inn at Penn                           Please call hotel directly for reservations.
       3600 Sansom Street                        Ask for NWP Urban Sites Conference rate: $169
       Philadelphia, PA 19104                    single/dbl + tax
       Call: (215) 222- 0200 or                  Airport shuttle: At the Philadelphia Airport, dial 27 for
              (800) 809-7001                     Lady Liberty Shuttle. $8.00 one way

                                CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
                              Conference Registration Deadline: April 5, 2004

Phone:                                              Email:

School:                                                        Grade/Position:

Registration Fees (Please check one):                                                            AMOUNT
         $85 Friday–Saturday (full conference, includes Friday dinner and
           Saturday lunch)
          $50 Saturday only (includes all Saturday sessions and lunch)

Friday Tours (Please check desired tours and times):
        Tour the Write Way
         The National Constitution Center – $15
          10:00 a.m.–noon
         Mural Tour – $25
          1:00–3:00 p.m.
         Philadelphia’s Book: The Price of a Child: no fee                                         $0
          1:00–3:00 p.m.
         School Tours: no fee
         Choose one:  Elementary  Middle  High School
         9 a.m.–noon (Approx.)
                                                              TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED:

 Make checks payable to: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Checks or money orders only, no cash or credit
                cards. Please mail this form and payment by April 5, 2004, to the address below.

Philadelphia Writing Project  Graduate School of Education  University of Pennsylvania 
Room 329, 3700 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 tel: 215-898-1919  fax: 215-573-2109  

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