Aside from our annual conference each spring, NJWA is pleased to offer regional roundtables. This grassroots effort began in 2015 as the need and interest in more personalized dialogue among high schools and colleges was noted. Roundtables have been successfully organized and well-attended in Ocean, Monmouth, Gloucester, and Essex counties. In the past, topics of these discussions have been focused around defining college ready writing, course assignment analysis, first year student exemplars and overall composition expectations. These events are coordinated by a regional NJWA Steering Committee member along with a teacher and/or administrator in the interested district at no cost to the district (though district typically provides some light refreshments). For the best and most dynamic dialogue, attendance is usually limited to 20 or so participants. As NJWA is a volunteer organization, dates and times are dependent on the availability of the college professors but have been scheduled both during the school day as well as after-school, usually lasting for 1.5 to 2 hours. Professional Development certificates are given to all participants. If this is something you and your district are interested in hosting, please fill out the form below and a member of the NJWA Steering Committee will contact you.