The Nottingham Writing Exemplary Project marries rigorous curriculum work with student engagement. This year is more critical than ever with Arlington County rolling out a new writing curriculum, The Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop. The Exemplary Project provides professional development to Nottingham’s talented staff. However, student work is the Exemplary Project’s lifeblood. Thoughtful exercises motivate student writing, such as the Writing Quests, The Knight Writer, specific contests, conferencing with students, and other initiatives. Write on!