The National Writing Project (NWP) is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serves teachers across disciplines, from early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing.
NWP sites share a set of principles and practices for teachers’ professional development. In addition to developing a leadership cadre of local teachers (called “teacher-consultants”) through invitational summer institutes, NWP sites design and deliver customized in-service programs for local schools, districts, and higher education institutions, and provide a diverse array of continuing education and research opportunities for teachers.
Co-directed by faculty from the local university and from K–12 schools, approximately 175 local sites serve the country.
Find a writing project site near you! Here are three ways to connect to the National Writing Project