Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #693FY0001

Florida Writing Projects Network












Dr. Patricia Wachholz


Florida Gulf Coast Writing Project











Project Title:

Florida Writing Projects Network

Date Submitted:

2/12/01 4:21:06 PM












James King














Statewide Interest:

Improve writing achievement by improving teaching & learning of writing in schools













Florida Writing Projects Network


Dr. Patricia Wachholz


10501 FGCU Blvd., S., #266 AB III

Contact Phone:

(941) 590-7808



Ft. Myers 33965-6565

















Baker, Bradford, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Duval, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, Sarasota














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Project Description:








Writing teachers from grades K-12 attend invitational summer institutes at their regional writing project sites to examine their classroom practice, conduct research, and develop their own writing skills.  These same teachers meet during the fall for renewal retreats and workshops.  In the spring, project fellows often conduct spring conferences for teachers in their regions to showcase innovative and tested teaching strategies.  They also attend state English and reading conferences as presenters to share their expertise with teachers throughout the state.  During the school year, project-trained teachers provide professional development workshops for other teachers in their schools and communities.  From this practice other programs develop.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Improvement of reading and writing scores in served areas, literacy improvement in low-performing schools.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations and establish a network office to administer state outreach pgms



Will this be an annual request?
















Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Profiles of the National Writing Project;local letters of support & endorsement Dept of Educ support











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?