Inside the National Writing Project: Connecting Network Learning and Classroom Teaching

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Teachers College Press, 2003 - Education - 117 pages
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The National Writing Project has become one of the most influential and longest lasting professional development programs in the history of the United States. With 175 school/university sites in 49 states, it has the reputation of being a career-altering professional development experience. This volume looks at the National Writing Project, analyzes what makes it so successful, and shows how other professional development efforts can learn from it.
 

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Contents

Developing a Network for Teacher Learning and Professional Development
1
The Model and the Work Creating a Social Context for Learning
12
Growing the Network
33
Portraits in Teaching Connecting Network Learning Classroom Teaching and Student Accomplishment
52
The National Writing Project Its Challenges and Contributions
80
Research Design Teacher Development in a Network Context
103
References
109
Index
113
About the Authors
117
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Lieberman is Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Wood is Assistant Professor at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Southern Maine.

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