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                NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT
I am the bridge from
what my students
do today to who they
become in the future.
The National Writing
Project is my bridge
to becoming a better
teacher for my students.
M I C H E L L E O H A N I A N / M O U N TA I N V I E W A LT E R N AT I V E H I G H S C H O O L , FA I R FA X , VA , N O R T H E R N V I R G I N I A W R I T I N G P R O J E C T
                                                      FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


                                                      Writing in its many forms is the signature means of communication in the 21st century. This
                                                      simple truth heightens the urgency to help all of our nation’s students become strong writers
                                                      and effective communicators.
GONE   ARE   THE   DAYS   WHEN   TEACHERS    USED
COMPUTERS MERELY FOR BASIC DRILLS. CONDUCTING
                                                      The National Writing Project (NWP) pursues this goal by focusing the knowledge, expertise, and
RESEARCH, EVALUATING SOURCES OF INFORMATION,
                                                      leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all
DISPLAYING DATA, SOLVING PROBLEMS, WORKING
                                                      learners. The NWP’s network of more than 200 university-based sites provides high-quality,
COLLABORATIVELY ON WRITTEN AND ORAL PRESENTA
TIONS THESE ARE THE NEW “BASIC SKILLS” OF THE 21ST    locally designed professional development for teachers across disciplines and at all levels. Each
CENTURY. NEVER HAVE SUCH STRENUOUS DEMANDS            site conducts summer institutes, school-year programs, and research in order to develop the
BEEN PLACED ON PRACTICING TEACHERS TO MASTER          leadership and innovative approaches that are vital to teaching and learning in a digital age.
NEW WAYS TO TEACH NEW SKILLS.    Inverness Research

                                                      We invite you to learn more about the NWP through the teachers featured in this annual report.
                                                      These inventive and skilled educators represent the growing number of NWP leaders with
                                                      expertise in both subject matter and technology and an understanding of how each augments
                                                      the other to inspire learning in the classroom. These teachers use their knowledge to strengthen
                                                      student achievement and to help their teaching colleagues meet the increasing demands, and
                                                      emerging opportunities, of digital literacy.




                                                                    D O N A L D M C Q UA D E                    S H A R O N J WA S H I N GT O N
                                                                      Chair of the Board                              Executive Director




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                                            R E N E E W E B S T E R / P E R R Y E L E M E N TA R Y, P E R R Y, M I
                                                  CO-DIRECTOR, RED CEDAR WRITING PROJECT




“   DIGITAL RECORDERS
    capture the smart thinking of first-graders.
    Renee Webster, 34-year veteran teacher, wants to preserve that smart thinking.
    “We can replay it and show our young students in what ways they were so
    smart.” As a result, all children become more intentional about language, and
                                                                                                        ”
    special-needs students can participate more fully. In Renee’s class, students
    record their book talks and their best ideas. This year they have created a
    documentary for graduating kindergartners. Based on their experiences and
    interviews with other
                                   I LIKE USING THE DIGITAL VOICE
    first-graders, their docu-
    mentary delivers essential RECORDER BECAUSE I CAN LISTEN TO
    tips for making the leap THE PODCAST ON THE INTERNET. IT
    to first grade.                EXPLODES YOUR AUDIENCE. AND IT
                                RECORDS EVERYTHING.
                                            R YA N , F I R S T G R A D E S T U D E N T




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R O B E R T R I V E R A - A M E Z O L A / F R A N C E S E . W I L L A R D E L E M E N TA R Y S C H O O L , P H I L A D E L P H I A , PA
PHILADELPHIA WRITING PROJECT




             give English language learners a non-
                                                           “              PODCASTS
             threatening way to practice English.” Robert Rivera-Amezola, an experienced
             elementary school teacher, says that podcasts motivate his English language
             learners to extend their new language skills as they tackle complex subjects.
             Working together, Robert and his fourth-graders conduct research, write
             scripts, and record audio broadcasts for publication on the Internet. “We just
             posted our fourth podcast about water, land, and contamination,” Robert notes,
             “and about what we can do every day to conserve water.” In the process, students
                                                           were able to hear themselves
              I LIKE PODCASTING BECAUSE IT
                                                           speak and to share their accom-
              CAN GO ON THE INTERNET AND
                                                           plishments with their parents.
              I FEEL LIKE I’M A STAR. PEOPLE
             CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM
             IT. I BECOME EVEN BRAVER . . .
                                                ELAINE, FOURTH GRADE STUDENT




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                                                                                                                                        ALABAMA                                         San Joaquin Valley Writing Project          Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Alabama A&M University Writing Project          California State University, Fresno         Kennesaw State University


                                                                                                                                        Jacksonville State University Writing Project   San Jose Area Writing Project               Red Clay Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        San Jose State University                   University of Georgia
                                                                                                                                        Longleaf Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        University of Alabama                           San Marcos Writing Project                  Southwest Georgia Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        California State University San Marcos      Georgia Southwestern State University
                                                                                                                                        Red Mountain Writing Project
                             National Writing Project                                                                                   University of Alabama at Birmingham             South Coast Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        University of California, Santa Barbara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HAWAI`I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hawai`i Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Sun Belt Writing Project                                                                    University of Hawai`i at Manoa
                                                                                                                                        Auburn University                               UC Irvine Writing Project


                                        SITES                                                                                           Wiregrass Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Troy University
                                                                                                                                                                                        University of California, Irvine

                                                                                                                                                                                        UC Merced Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        University of California, Merced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lehua Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    University of Hawai`i at Hilo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IDAHO
                                                                                                                                        ALASKA                                          UCLA Writing Project                        Boise State University Writing Project
               NWP sites are located on more than 200 university and college campuses.                                                  Alaska State Writing Consortium                 University of California, Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                        University of Alaska Fairbanks                                                              Northwest Inland Writing Project
                                   Browse NWP’s map at                                                                                                                                  COLORADO                                    University of Idaho
                                                                                                                                        ARIZONA                                         Colorado State University Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Central Arizona Writing Project                                                             ILLINOIS
                                                                                                                                        Arizona State University                        Denver Writing Project                      Chicago Area Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                        University of Colorado Denver               University of Illinois at Chicago
          AW                                                                                                                            Northern Arizona Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Northern Arizona University                     Rocky Mountain Writing Project              Eastern Illinois Writing Project
                                                                                                                                   EM                                                   University of Northern Colorado             Eastern Illinois University
                             TM              DN                                                                                         Southern Arizona Writing Project
                                                            NM                                                                          University of Arizona                           Southern Colorado Writing Project           Illinois State Writing Project
     RO                                                                                                                    TV                                                           Colorado State University-Pueblo
                 DI                                                                                                     HN                                                                                                          Illinois State University
                                             DS                            IW         IM                               AM     YN        ARKANSAS
                                                                                                                      IR TC             Arkansas Delta Writing Project                  CONNECTICUT                                 Illinois Writing Project
                              YW
                                                                                                                                        Arkansas State University                       Central Connecticut Writing Project         National-Louis University
                                                                 AI                                             AP                                                                      Central Connecticut State University
                                             EN                                                                      JN                 Great Bear Writing Project                                                                  Piasa Bluffs Writing Project
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                                                                                     NI                               ED
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                                                                                                                                        University of Central Arkansas                  Connecticut Writing Project - Fairfield     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
                       TU                                                       LI
AC                                 OC                                                                 VW                                                                                Fairfield University
                                                                                                                                        Little Rock Writing Project                                                                 University of Illinois Writing Project
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                                                                                           YK                                           University of Arkansas at Little Rock           Connecticut Writing Project - Storrs        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                                                                                                                                                                        University of Connecticut
                                                                                                            CN
                                                                                                                                        Northwest Arkansas Writing Project                                                          INDIANA
                                                                                     NT
                                                       KO                                                                               University of Arkansas, Fayetteville            DELAWARE                                    Appleseed Writing Project
                  ZA
                               MN                                     RA                                   CS                                                                                                                       Indiana University-Purdue University Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                        Delaware Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        CALIFORNIA                                      University of Delaware                      Wayne
                                                                                SM    LA         AG
                                                                                                                                        Area 3 Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        University of California, Davis                                                             Hoosier Writing Project
                                             XT                                                                                                                                         DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA                        Indiana University-Purdue University
                                                                      AL
                                                                                                                                        Bay Area Writing Project                        District of Columbia Area Writing Project   Indianapolis
                                                                                                           LF                           University of California, Berkeley              Howard University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Indiana Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Cal State Northridge Writing Project            FLORIDA                                     Ball State University
                                                                                                                                        California State University, Northridge         Florida State University Writing Project    IUS Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Central California Writing Project                                                          Indiana University Southeast
                                                                                                                                                                                        National Writing Project at Florida
                                                                                                                                        University of California, Santa Cruz            Gulf Coast University                       Northwest Indiana Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Great Valley Writing Project                                                                Purdue University Calumet
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tampa Bay Area Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        California State University Stanislaus          University of South Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IOWA
                                                                                                                                        Inland Area Writing Project                                                                 Eastern Iowa Writing Project
                  AK                                                                                                                    University of California, Riverside             GEORGIA
                                                                                            RP                                                                                                                                      St. Ambrose University
                                                                                                                                                                                        Blackwater Writing Project
                                                            IH                                                           IV
                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles Writing Project at Cal State LA     Valdosta State University                   Iowa Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        California State University, Los Angeles                                                    University of Northern Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                        Central Georgia Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Northern California Writing Project             Georgia College & State University
                                                                                                                                        California State University, Chico                                                          KANSAS
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cherokee Rose Writing Project               Flint Hills Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        Redwood Writing Project                         University of West Georgia                  Kansas State University
                                                                                                                                        Humboldt State University
                                                                                                                                                                                        Georgia Southern Writing Project            South Central Kansas Writing Project
                                                                                                                                        San Diego Area Writing Project                  Georgia Southern University                 Wichita State University
                                                                                                                                        University of California, San Diego
KENTUCKY                                        Red Cedar Writing Project                       Southern Nevada Writing Project                  Mid Ohio Writing Project                      Coastal Area Writing Project           UTAH
Eastern Kentucky University Writing Project     Michigan State University                       University of Nevada, Las Vegas                  The Ohio State University at Mansfield        Coastal Carolina University            Central Utah Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brigham Young University
Louisville Writing Project                      Saginaw Bay Writing Project                     NEW HAMPSHIRE                                    National Writing Project at Kent State        Lowcountry Writing Project
University of Louisville                        Saginaw Valley State University                                                                  University                                    The Citadel                            Wasatch Range Writing Project
                                                                                                Plymouth Writing Project
                                                                                                Plymouth State University                                                                                                             Weber State University
Morehead Writing Project                        Third Coast Writing Project                                                                      Ohio University Appalachian Writing Project   Midlands Writing Project
Morehead State University                       Western Michigan University                                                                                                                    University of South Carolina
                                                                                                NEW JERSEY                                       Ohio Writing Project                                                                 VERMONT

Mountain Writing Project                        Upper Peninsula Writing Project                 Kean University National Writing Project         Miami University                              Santee-Wateree Writing Project         National Writing Project in Vermont
Hazard Community & Technical College            Northern Michigan University                                                                                                                   University of South Carolina           University of Vermont
                                                                                                National Writing Project at Rutgers University   OKLAHOMA
Northern Kentucky Writing Project               Wayne State Writing Project                                                                                                                    Spartanburg Writing Project            VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                                Wayne State University                                                                           Oklahoma State University Writing Project     University of South Carolina Upstate
Northern Kentucky University                                                                    Trenton Area Writing Project at Rider                                                                                                 Virgin Islands Writing Project
                                                                                                University                                       Oklahoma Writing Project                                                             University of the Virgin Islands
Purchase Area Writing Project                   MINNESOTA                                                                                                                                      Swamp Fox Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                 University of Oklahoma                        Francis Marion University
Murray State University                         Minnesota Writing Project                       NEW MEXICO                                                                                                                            VIRGINIA
                                                University of Minnesota                         Bisti Writing Project                            OREGON                                        Upstate Writing Project
Western Kentucky University Writing Project                                                                                                                                                                                           Appalachian Writing Project
                                                                                                San Juan College                                 Oregon Writing Project at Eastern Oregon      Clemson University                     University of Virginia’s College at Wise
                                                MISSISSIPPI                                                                                      University
LOUISIANA                                                                                       Borderlands Writing Project                                                                    Winthrop Writing Project
                                                Alcorn Writing Project                                                                                                                                                                Blue Ridge Writing Project
Greater New Orleans Writing Project             Alcorn State University                         New Mexico State University                      Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark     Winthrop University                    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University of New Orleans                                                                                                                        College                                                                              University
                                                Delta Area Writing Project                      Four Corners Writing Project                                                                   SOUTH DAKOTA
Louisiana State University Writing Project      Delta State University                          University of New Mexico-Gallup                  Oregon Writing Project at Southern Oregon                                            Central Virginia Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                                                               Dakota Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                 University                                    University of South Dakota             University of Virginia
National Writing Project of Acadiana            Live Oak Writing Project                        High Desert Writing Project
University of Louisiana at Lafayette            University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast   University of New Mexico                         Oregon Writing Project at University of                                              Eastern Virginia Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                 Oregon                                        TENNESSEE                              College of William and Mary
Northwestern State University Writing Project   Mississippi Valley State University Writing     High Plains Writing Project                                                                    Middle Tennessee Writing Project
                                                Project                                         Eastern New Mexico University                    Oregon Writing Project at Willamette          Middle Tennessee State University      Northern Virginia Writing Project
Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project                                                                                                           University                                                                           George Mason University
Southeastern Louisiana University               MSU Writing/Thinking Project                    NEW YORK                                                                                       Upper Cumberland Writing Project
                                                Mississippi State University                    Capital District Writing Project                 PENNSYLVANIA                                  Tennessee Technological University     Tidewater Writing Project
MAINE                                                                                           State University of New York at Albany                                                                                                Old Dominion University
                                                South Mississippi Writing Project                                                                Capital Area Writing Project - PA             West Tennessee Writing Project
University of Maine Writing Project                                                                                                              Penn State Harrisburg
                                                University of Southern Mississippi              Hudson Valley Writing Project                                                                  University of Tennessee at Martin      WASHINGTON
MARYLAND                                                                                        State University of New York at New Paltz        Endless Mountains Writing Project                                                    Central Washington Writing Project
                                                University of Mississippi Writing Project                                                                                                      TEXAS
Eastern Shore Writing Project                                                                                                                    Mansfield University of Pennsylvania                                                 Central Washington University
                                                                                                Long Island Writing Project                                                                    Central Texas Writing Project
Salisbury University                            MISSOURI                                        Nassau Community College                         Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Project     Texas State University                 Puget Sound Writing Project
Maryland Writing Project                        Gateway Writing Project                                                                          East Stroudsburg University                                                          University of Washington
                                                University of Missouri-St. Louis                Mohawk Valley Writing Project                                                                  Coastal Bend Writing Project
Towson University                                                                               Utica College                                    Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project      Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi    WEST VIRGINIA
University of Maryland Writing Project          Greater Kansas City Writing Project
                                                University of Missouri-Kansas City              New York City Writing Project                    PennLake National Writing Project             East Texas Writing Project             Central West Virginia Writing Project
                                                                                                Lehman College, City University of New York      Edinboro University of Pennsylvania           Texas A&M University-Texarkana         Marshall University Graduate College
MASSACHUSETTS                                   Missouri Writing Project
Boston Writing Project                          University of Missouri-Columbia                 Seven Valleys Writing Project                    Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project   Greater Houston Area Writing Project   Marshall University Writing Project
University of Massachusetts Boston                                                              State University of New York at Cortland         West Chester University                       University of Houston-Clear Lake
                                                Ozarks Writing Project                                                                                                                                                                National Writing Project at West Virginia
Buzzards Bay Writing Project                    Missouri State University                       Western New York Writing Project                 Philadelphia Writing Project                  Heart of Texas Writing Project         University
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth                                                           Canisius College                                 University of Pennsylvania                    University of Texas at Austin
                                                Prairie Lands Writing Project                                                                                                                                                         WISCONSIN
Western Massachusetts Writing Project           Missouri Western State University               NORTH CAROLINA                                   Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project     North Star of Texas Writing Project    Fox Valley Writing Project
University of Massachusetts Amherst                                                             Capital Area Writing Project at NCSU             Indiana University of Pennsylvania            University of North Texas              University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                                                MONTANA                                         North Carolina State University
MICHIGAN                                                                                                                                         Western Pennsylvania Writing Project          Pearl of the Concho Writing Project    Milwaukee Writing Project
                                                Montana Writing Project                                                                          University of Pittsburgh                      Angelo State University
Chippewa River Writing Project                  University of Montana                           Tar River Writing Project                                                                                                             Carroll University
Central Michigan University                                                                     East Carolina University
                                                                                                                                                 PUERTO RICO                                   Sabal Palms Writing Project            University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing
                                                Yellowstone Writing Project                                                                                                                    University of Texas at Brownsville
Crossroads Writing Project                      Montana State University                        UNC Charlotte Writing Project                    Borinquen Writing Project                                                            Project
Ferris State University                                                                         University of North Carolina at Charlotte        University of the Sacred Heart                Sam Houston Writing Project
                                                NEBRASKA                                                                                                                                       Sam Houston State University           WYOMING
Eastern Michigan Writing Project                                                                NORTH DAKOTA                                     MayaWest Writing Project                                                             Wyoming Writing Project
Eastern Michigan University                     Nebraska Writing Project                                                                         University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
                                                University of Nebraska-Lincoln                  Northern Plains Writing Project                                                                San Antonio Writing Project            University of Wyoming
                                                                                                Minot State University                                                                         University of Texas at San Antonio
Lake Michigan Writing Project                                                                                                                    RHODE ISLAND
Grand Valley State University                   NEVADA                                          Red River Valley Writing Project                                                               South Texas Writing Project
                                                                                                                                                 Rhode Island Writing Project
                                                Great Basin Writing Project                     University of North Dakota                       Rhode Island College                          Texas A&M International University
Meadow Brook Writing Project                    Great Basin College
Oakland University                                                                                                                                                                             West Texas Writing Project
                                                                                                OHIO                                             SOUTH CAROLINA
                                                Northern Nevada Writing Project                                                                                                                University of Texas at El Paso
Oakland (MI) Writing Project                    University of Nevada, Reno                      Columbus Area Writing Project                    Aiken Writing Project
University of Michigan                                                                          The Ohio State University                        University of South Carolina Aiken
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        “          DIGITAL STORIES
give voice to students who don’t always
participate in class.” Yumi Matsui, high school humanities teacher, also
observes that “individual talents can shine.” Yumi offers her students a
modern-day connection to history along with new digital literacy skills.
Over a semester, eleventh-graders study immigration by interviewing family
or community members. Working with a partner, they compose a digital
story that will debut on exhibition night with their families as the audience.
In the process, students work through multiple drafts and revisions, adding
selected audio and video. As eleventh-grader Israel explains, “We put all the
effort and time into the story because we are making it about someone
WHAT I WROTE ABOUT MY GRANDPA who has sacrificed.”
WAS THE BEST STUFF I EVER WROTE.
IT REALLY MEANT A LOT TO ME. WHEN
I READ IT BACK TO MY GRANDPA,
HE SAID IT WAS PERFECT.
            ADRIANA, ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENT




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B U D H U N T, I N S T R U C T I O N A L T E C H N O LO G I S T / S T. V R A I N VA L L E Y S C H O O L D I S T R I C T, LO N G M O N T, C O
C O LO R A D O S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y W R I T I N G P R O J E C T




“          TECHNOLOGY
            needs to support learning, not higher elec-
            tricity bills.” Bud Hunt, a former high school language arts teacher, bridges
            two worlds. “I am the teacher in the technology meetings,” he explains, “and
            the technologist in the teacher meetings.” His work in 48 district schools
            helps teachers integrate technology, particularly digital writing, into the cur-
            riculum. Bud also communicates regularly with educators around the world
            via his website “Bud the Teacher,” a space packed with blogs and podcasts on
            teaching and learning. His back-to-school THIS CHANCE TO GAIN
            message to teachers drew a flood of
                                                        DIGITAL FLUENCY GIVES
            responses: “Be an expert when you need
            to be,” Bud advised. “Be a learner always. US THE FUNDAMENTAL,
            . . . Relationships and mentoring cannot EVER-CHANGING SKILLS
            be outsourced or Googled.”                  WE NEED TO PASS ALONG
                                                                                 TO OUR STUDENTS.
                                                                                 D O N N A S A L E M I N K , T E A C H E R - PA R T I C I PA N T




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                               F E L I C I A G E O R G E / L E H M A N C O L L E G E , C U N Y, N E W YO R K C I T Y
                                   A S S O C I AT E D I R E C T O R , N E W YO R K C I T Y W R I T I N G P R O J E C T




                             “              TEACHERS
use technology in their daily lives, but they
haven’t always figured out how to use it to help students write, revise, and
learn.” Felicia George, a former Head Start teacher, has devoted her career to
helping adults develop state-of-the-art literacy instruction for children in
after-school programs, foster care, and other settings. Today she works with
teacher-leaders in the New York City Writing Project to strengthen their skills
with new digital tools so they, in I AM BEGINNING TO CLOSE
turn, can support their teaching col-
                                       THE GREAT GAP BETWEEN
leagues in the schools. Felicia also
chairs NWP’s Technology Liaison MY UNDERSTANDING OF
Network, a group of leaders from all HOW VITAL INTERNET TECH-
sites whose individual and collective NOLOGY IS IN TODAY’S
knowledge about uses of technology
                                       WORLD, AND WHAT I CAN
affects classrooms across the nation.
                                       ACTUALLY DO WITH THAT
                                            TECHNOLOGY.
                                                           S U S A N N A H T H O M P S O N , T E A C H E R - PA R T I C I PA N T




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                                           FINANCIAL SUMMARY




                                                                 2008                                             2007
                                                                                                                                            BOARD OF DIRECTORS                   David Meyerowitz                     MANAGEMENT TEAM
Statements of Activities                        Unrestricted   Temporarily           Total       Unrestricted   Temporarily      Total                                           President and CEO
for years ended September 30,                                   Restricted                                       Restricted                 Donald McQuade                       Strategic Capital Corporation        Sharon J. Washington
                                                                                                                                            Chair of the Board                   Toronto, Canada                      Executive Director
REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT                                                                                                                  Professor of English
Federal grant                                   $21,469,237                     $21,469,237      $21,532,500                  $21,532,500   University of California, Berkeley   Caryn McTighe Musil                  Judy Buchanan
Other grant revenue & contributions                                                                                                         Berkeley, CA                         Senior Vice President                Deputy Director
                                                    388,089     751,128           1,139,217          267,123                      267,123
                                                                                                                                                                                 Association of American
Publications and professional service revenue        40,374                          40,374           63,093                       63,093   Daniel Boggan, Jr.                   Colleges and Universities            Roxanne Barber
Net investment and other interest income             60,853                          60,853           65,783                       65,783   Retired Senior Vice President        Washington, DC                       Communications
Net assets released from restrictions               320,800    (320,800)                                                                    National Collegiate Athletic
                                                                                                                                            Association                           .
                                                                                                                                                                                 P David Pearson                      Gary J. Cordova
Total Revenues and Other Support                                                                                   $ –                      Oakland, CA                          Professor and Dean                   External Relations and
                                                $22,279,353    $430,328         $22,709,681      $21,928,499                  $21,928,499
                                                                                                                                                                                 Graduate School of Education         Development
                                                                                                                                            Michele T. Drake                     University of California, Berkeley
EXPENSES                                                                                                                                    Communication Programs               Berkeley, CA                         Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
Program services                                                                                                                            Manager                                                                   National Programs and Site
    Writing project developments                 19,650,992                      19,650,992       19,438,094                   19,438,094   Agilent Technologies Inc.            Shirley Robinson Pippins             Development
Supporting services                                                                                                                         Santa Clara, CA                      Senior Vice President of
    Management and general                                                                                                                                                       Programs and Services                Paul LeMahieu
                                                  2,474,327                        2,474,327       2,397,612                    2,397,612   Donald Gallehr                       American Council on Education        Research and Evaluation
                                                                                                                                            Director                             Washington, DC
Total Expenses                                  $22,125,319     $ –             $22,125,319      $21,835,706       $ –        $21,835,706   Northern Virginia Writing Project                                         Marilyn Lovelace-Grant
                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor of English       Liz Campbell Stephens                Operations
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS                               154,034      430,328              584,362          92,793                      92,793    George Mason University              Director, Office of Educator
                                                                                                                                            Fairfax, VA                          Preparation                          Michel Mathis
                                                                                                                                                                                 Texas State University-San           Grants and Contracts
NET ASSETS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                   1,837,752                       1,837,752        1,744,959                    1,744,959             .
                                                                                                                                            George P Haley                       Marcos
NET ASSETS AT END OF YEAR                        $1,991,786    $430,328          $2,422,114       $1,837,752       $ –         $1,837,752   Partner                              San Marcos, TX                       Mary Ann Smith
                                                                                                                                            Pillsbury Winthrop                                                        Government Relations and
                                                                                                                                            Shaw Pittman LLP                     Sharon J. Washington                 Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                            San Francisco, CA                    Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                 National Writing Project             Patrick Sweeney
Statements of Financial Position
                                                                                                                                            Augusta Souza Kappner                Berkeley, CA                         Finance
for years ended September 30,                                                                                                               President Emeritus
ASSETS                                  2008         2007                    LIABILITIES                             2008           2007    Bank Street College of               Vanessa Whang                        Dan Tormey
Cash and cash equivalents           $952,837     $632,818                    Grants and accounts payable        $1,385,572     $1,079,179   Education                            Director of Programs                 Information Systems
                                                                                                                                            New York, NY                         California Council for the
Investments, short term               834,986      705,414                   Accrued expenses                      209,437        210,444
                                                                                                                                                                                 Humanities
Accounts and interest receivable       11,641       30,552                                                                                                                       San Francisco, CA
Grant receivable                    1,420,000    1,245,000                   Total Liabilities                  $1,595,009     $1,289,623
Pledges receivable, net               381,128            0
Prepaid expenses                      183,722      247,181                   NET ASSETS
Furniture and equipment, net          232,809      266,410                   Unrestricted                       $1,991,786     $1,837,752   STATEMENT FROM INVERNESS RESEARCH                                         CREDITS
                                                                             Temporarily restricted                430,328              0   NWP built on its existing national infrastructure of more than 200        Creative Services:
Total Assets                       $4,017,123   $3,127,375                                                                                  local sites to ramp up its capacity to help teachers learn to better      Steege/Thomson
                                                                             Total Net Assets                   $2,422,114     $1,837,752   use technology for teaching and learning. The NWP model for               Communications
                                                                                                                                            leadership development in technology — where leading teachers
                                                                                                                                            are supported in developing technology expertise in their own             Photography: Drew Endicott,
                                                                             Total Liabilities and Net Assets   $4,017,123     $3,127,375                                                                             cover (top), inside front
                                                                                                                                            classrooms — enabled NWP sites to expand their cadres of teacher-
                                                                                                                                            consultants who could share their knowledge with other teachers           cover, pages 5, 11, 12; Jason
                                                                                                                                            through local professional development programs. The work of              Miczek, cover (middle, bot-
                                                                             FUNDING                                                        NWP sites participating in the Tech Initiative included creating new      tom), pages 6, 15; David
                                                                             Support for the National Writing Project is provided by the    programs that were specific to teachers in their local areas, as          Schmitz, page 3 (left); Irene
                                                                             U.S. Department of Education, foundations, corporations,       well as building broader partnerships that enhanced their states’         Young, page 3 (right), back
                                                                                                                                            capacity to teach teachers.                                               cover
                                                                             universities, and K–12 schools.

                                                                                                                                            Keeping the Promise of the 21st Century: Bringing Classroom
                                                                             NWP federal funding for fiscal year 2007-2008 totals $21.5
                                                                                                                                            Teaching into the Digital Age, Policy Brief, Spring 2009, Inverness
                                                                             million. Local support for NWP sites and programs totals an
                                                                                                                                            Research Associates
                                                                             additional $23.8 million.

                                                                             A complete copy of the organization’s financial statements,
                                                                                                                ,
                                                                             audited by Armanino McKenna LLP is available upon request
                                                                             from National Writing Project, 2105 Bancroft Way #1042,
                                                                             Berkeley, CA 94720-1042.




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