NWP/NCTE Confernece in November. Each year NPWP sends teachers who have attended the Summer and Advanced Institutes to the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. NPWP pays for airfare, lodging, per diem expenses, and registration. Teachers in the past have gone to Philadelphia, Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, Boston, and Washington D.C. The joint NWP/NCTE Conference always comes the week before Thanksgiving. In 2015, it will be held in Minneapolis! Hoper to see you there!
NWP Conference in April. Each year NPWP sends teachers who have attended or facilitated the Summer and Advanced Institutes to the Annual National Writing Project Conference, which is always held during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Teachers also get to meet with our State Senators and Representatives to tell them about teaching in North Dakota and the work of the Writing Project. NPWP pays for airfare, lodging, per diem, and registration. Teachers get a chance to attend performance at the Kennedy Center as well as tour the capitol grounds, museums, and art galleries.
NDCTE Conference in August. Each year NPWP teachers present writing lessons they have developed during the Institutes at the North Dakota Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference in Mandan, held at the Seven Seas. NPWP pays for logding at the Seven Seas and NDCTE registration (which includes membership).
Young Writers. Each year NPWP teachers facilitate a Young Writers Institute in Minot and Bismarck. In 2014, we plan on offering Young Writers Institutes in Williston. You too can be part of facilitating a Young Writers Institute in your city. The YWI usually go for half a day and run 3 to 4 days long. You help students develop their creative writing skills and put an anthology of their writing together. Some creative YWI in the past have had as their theme puppet theater scripts, fractured fairytales, superheroes, graphic novels, and real rock bands. Bring your talent and interest to us and facilitate a Young Writers Institute in your area!
State Fair Writing Contest. Each year NPWP teachers judge the State Fair Writing Contest and receive a stipend for doing so. We encourage all teachers to give their students either a creative writing prompt or a heritage prompt so that their students can submit either a creative piece or a heritage piece to the contest.