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In April 1999 the AWP held a revisioning conference for the purpose of doing strategic planning and goal setting for the next several years. The conference was led by an outside facilitator, Dr. Sherry Swain, Director of the Mississippi Writing-Thinking Institute. The discussion centered around designing more effective staff development, delivering workshops to more teachers, expanding and developing teacher research projects, documenting and evaluating our work, increasing the diversity of Summer Fellows (reaching more minorities and males), and continuing the work of Project Outreach. Several specific projects have been carried out as a result of establishing goals dealing with serving minority students, evaluating our efforts, improving inservice, and involving parents.