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File #: 160939    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/20/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/20/2016
Title: Recognizing and honoring the Philadelphia Writing Project on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Signature16093900.pdf
Recognizing and honoring the Philadelphia Writing Project on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary.

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Writing Project became a National Writing Project site at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in 1986; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Writing Project consists of a network of over 700 teacher consultants who work with other teachers and educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools regardless of grade or discipline. The teacher consultants serve on committees and collaborate outside of traditional school time to carry out the Philadelphia Writing Project's mission; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Writing Project operates under a set core of values, including centering writing and literacy in all learning, teaching writing as a path to educational equity and social justice, ensuring diversity in all communities of practice, respecting the culture and linguistic resources of all students and all teachers, enhancing student learning through inquiry into teaching practices, serving as leaders in education and as teachers of other teachers, and collaborating and supporting collegiality among educators; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Writing Project also sponsors a broad array of unique and specific programs that focus on the teaching of writing and using writing as a critical tool for learning. These programs include summer institutes, summer practicum schools, seminars, workshops, programs for teachers of English language learners, continuing education courses, study groups, tutoring sessions, teacher research communities, and social action forums; and

WHEREAS, In the past five years, 4,250 educators have provided over 126,000 contact hours across the greater Philadelphia region through the Philadelphia Writing Project. These educators have taken what they have learned and practiced with the Philadelphia Writing Project and implemented it back...

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