Western Pennsylvania Writing Project

Join a national network of education innovators.

We all need community to thrive. There is no ceiling to our professional growth, but we need each other to accomplish difficult work on our students’ behalf. We need to raise our voices, lift our pens, and reflect deeply on the problems and systems we confront daily in classrooms and schools. We need to revise our practices to meet learners’ needs. That is where the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project comes in. Many of the strongest, most innovative practitioners in the region trace their growth and development to WPWP.

Summer Institute for Teachers
Offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-3:30pm, July 9-20, 2018, at Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, the Summer Institute for Teachers will focus on writing in and across disciplines and launching into inquiries based on the burning questions participants bring. Three graduate credits are available.

Teachers as Thinkers
Offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-3:30pm, July 23-27, also at Falk, Teachers as Thinkers will dig deeper. One graduate credit is available. Co-facilitated by Melissa Butler and Michelle King, well-known, highly accomplished teacher-leaders.

Apply for one or both. If you haven’t connected with WPWP before, reserve all three weeks for a powerful, in-depth learning experience. If you can only make two weeks work or one week work, you may apply for the Summer Institute for Teachers or Teachers as Thinkers. Priority will be given to educators who can attend the full 2+1 experience.

Application may be found online at www.wpwp.pitt.edu in the box titled “Summer Institute for Teachers” in the lower right hand side of the screen. Please return application materials either by postal mail or email by May 15, 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.