National Writing Project
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
For registration information, the call for proposals, and conference updates, please visit:
www.writingproject.org/Programs/usn/events.html, or contact the Philadelphia Writing
Project by calling 215-898-1919 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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
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
Registration Fees (Please check one): AMOUNT
$85 Friday–Saturday (full conference, includes Friday dinner and
$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
Mural Tour – $25
Philadelphia’s Book: The Price of a Child: no fee $0
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