In a time of rapidly changing conditions and circumstances, the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project will offer a Summer Institute for Teachers that accounts for social distancing and the complex lives educators are leading. The program will be offered from June 27-July 24, 2020, in an online form. We’ll use a platform to meet virtually–and we’ll engage in writing, reading, study, and discussion with our colleagues. We’ll play, curate, document, and write…for ourselves and for our students’ sakes. This year in particular, we’ll be reflecting together on what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and what opportunities and constraints our technologies offer.  By engaging with each other and a national group of powerful teacher-leaders, we’ll delve deeply into literacies, and explore how writing can be used to learn, to heal, to take social action, and to make art.


  • Graduate credit and Act 48 credit available
  • Open to preK-college formal and informal educators, across disciplines and levels
  • Deadline: May 20, 2020
  • An interview will be scheduled when we receive your application.
  • Saturday, June 27 (online conference)
  • June 29-July 24 (M-F)