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Northwest Arkansas Writing Project Takes Young Writers Camp to China (August 7, 2018)

University of Arkansas: News
This July, teacher-consultants from the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project facilitated two Young Writers Camps for Chinese students, one in Nanjing and one in Shanghai. More ›

Students Build Stories with Blocks and Words in LEGO Writers Camp (June 21, 2018)

The Coalfield Progress
An Appalachian Writing Project summer writing camp helps young students learn to craft written stories based on their own Lego-constructed scenes. More ›

Students Connect With Nature and Curiosity in Central Arizona Writing Project Young Adult Writing Program (June 8, 2018)

Writing and science intersect as students connect through writing to sustainability, conservation, and their local environment. More ›

Students Select Artists for Community Mural In Extension of LRNG Innovators Challenge Project (June 5, 2018)

NBC 29
A group of Albemarle High School students, in collaboration with The Charlottesville Mural Project, have selected a pair of artists to complete a mural conceived as part of Let `Em Shine, a 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge project that invited students to help unite the community by creating a symbolic "monument" that tells a broader story and honors the rich cultural history of Charlottesville, Virginia. More ›

#StayinTeaching Team Presents at NWP Spring Meeting (May 23, 2018)

University of Arkansas: News
A group of teachers from the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project presented on #StayinTeaching, an initiative which aims to keep early-career teachers in the profession with mentoring and support. The initiative is part of the Building New Pathways to Leadership project. More ›

Teens Write For Change at Hudson Valley Writing Project Summer Workshop (May 11, 2018)

WAMC Public Radio
At "Rise Up and Write," students learn to speak against the injustices they see in their lives across a variety of genres. More ›

Greater New Orleans Writing Project Receives Support for Summer Professional Development (May 9, 2018)

The University of New Orleans
The Greater New Orleans Writing Project recieved a $15,000 grant from the National Writing Project to subsidize its 2017 Summer Institute. More ›

Teachers Invigorated by Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project Experience (May 8, 2018)

The Lion's Roar
Teachers return to their classrooms with new energy and a new conception of themselves as writers after the SLWP Summer Institute and New Orleans Writing Marathon. More ›

Variety of Writing Experiences Help Students See Themselves as Writers (May 1, 2018)

Students explore local nature, museums, and sites, and visit with local writers and artists to spur a wide variety of writing with the South Coast Writing Project's Young Writers Camp. More ›

C3WP Grant Powers Argument Writing PD at Northwest Indiana Writing Project (March 29, 2018)

Chicago Post-Tribune
Teacher-consultants at the Northwest Indiana Writing Project, as well as teachers at Clark Middle/High School in Hammond, IN, get an introduction to the argument writing and assessment methods of the College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP). More ›

Young Writers Honored by Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the National Writing Project in New Hampshire (March 27, 2018)

8th-grader Megan Deane won a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medal for her personal essay, "Mirror Meaning". The award was sponsored regionally in part by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire. More ›

Northern California Writing Project Teacher-Consultant Connects Math and Literacy (March 14, 2018)

The Siskiyou Daily News
Junior high math teacher Susan Rickey helps her students connect math and argument writing, and will soon begin helping other teachers do the same as an NCWP facilitator. More ›

Student LGBTQ+ Advocacy Campaign Inspired by Greater Madison Writing Project Summer Writing Camp (March 1, 2018)

Our Lives Madison
High school student Zoe Wyse's #IFeelSaferWhen campaign, conceived and started at the Greater Madison Writing Project's "Rise Up and Write" youth summer writing camp, sparks conversations about the little things that make people feel safer. More ›

Red Cedar Writing Project Teacher-Consultant Named MCTE Teacher of the Year (November 4, 2017)

Grand Haven Tribune
Literacy coach and Red Cedar Writing Project teacher-consultant Chris Working was named Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, in recognition of his work with elementary students and providing professional learning for teachers statewide. More ›

Meadow Brook Writing Project Hosts Tenth Annual Youth Summer Writing Camp (August 1, 2017)

The Oakland Post
The Meadow Brook Writing Project (MBWP) hosted its 10th annual Youth Summer Writing Camp for K-12 students to encourage students to explore different genres of creative writing. More ›

NWP Grant Helps Morehead Writing Project Prepare Students for College (July 31, 2017)

The Morehead News
The Morehead Writing Project (MWP) develops its College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) and Advanced Institute after receiving a $20,000 grant from the National Writing Project. The grant fosters collaboration among grade levels, schools, and districts to ensure that students in the region have access to the best quality writing instruction. More ›

Live Oak Writing Project Inspires Teachers Through Professional Development Workshops (July 27, 2017)

Southern Miss Now
Facilitated by the Live Oak Writing Project (LOWP), educators from Harrison Central High School and The University of Southern Mississippi gathered to take advantage of the College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP), a yearlong professional development workshop designed to improve upon teachers' knowledge of argument writing pedagogy. More ›

Students Fall in Love with Writing at Rhode Island Writing Project's Summer Writing Camp (July 25, 2017)

The Valley Breeze
The Rhode Island Writing Project's summer writing camps give young writers a space to build skills and build confidence in their writer's voice. More ›

Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project Offers Wide Variety of Summer Camp Experiences (July 18, 2017)

Penn State News
The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project's youth summer camp offerings for 1st-8th graders cover a variety of STEM and writing interests. More ›

Gateway Writing Project's OneCity Stories Program Amplifies Voices of Local Youth, Introduces World of Multimedia Composing (July 14, 2017)

UMSL Daily
With support from an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant, OneCity Stories unites high school students from around the St. Louis area for an immersive writing and multimedia experience, helping them to tell their stories and build multimedia skills. More ›

Students Study Meaning of Monuments in LRNG Innovators Challenge Funded Program (July 13, 2017)

CBS19 News
Charlottesville, VA high school students study the role of monuments in their community as they prepare to develop a monument of their own. More ›

Summer Institute Allows K-12 Teachers to Focus on Writing Techniques (June 22, 2017)

UConn Today
The Connecticut Writing Project's Summer Institute gives K-12 teachers the opportunity to workshop their creative writing and academic research with other teachers in an intensive four-week program. More ›

Lego Scenes Inspire Writing at Appalachian Writing Project's Summer Writing Camp (June 15, 2017)

The Post
Students at Appalachian Writing Project's summer writing camps take a hands on approach to storytelling, crafting narratives through writing and Lego constructions. More ›

Oakland Writing Project's ISI Aims to Make Writers of Everyone (June 1, 2017)

UM-Flint NOW
At University of Michigan-Flint, the Oakland Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute builds a writing community of teachers from across Michigan, and gives them the tools to bring those communities back to their students. More ›

Cal State Northridge Writing Project Teacher-Consultant Promotes Civic Learning at Reagan Library (May 31, 2017)

CSUN Today
Longtime English teacher Tony Pennay puts his passion for supporting civically engaged youth to work as chief learning officer for the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute. More ›

Military Children Shine in San Marcos Writing Project Collaboration (May 18, 2017)

CSU San Marcos NewsCenter
Students of all ages shine in "Voices of Military Children," a writing and film project from the San Marcos Writing Project and Stuart Mesa, a K-8 school on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. More ›

LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant Powers Community-Building Writing in the Heart of Texas (May 9, 2017)

The Heart of Texas Writing Project was the recipient of a $20,000 LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant for "Choice and Voice: Agency and Audience in a Resilient Rural Texas Community," a project aimed at nurturing and publicly displaying student writing to highlight the role of students and schools in the community. More ›

Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield Director Receives Civic Leadership Award (April 20, 2017)

The Bridgeport News
Bryan Ripley Crandall, director of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, received the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Civic Leadership Award in recognition of his work with Ubuntu Academy, a summer literacy workshop for immigrant and refugee youth. More ›

PhilWP Honors Teen Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners (March 28, 2017)

Bucks Local News
The Philadelphia Writing Project held a ceremony honoring Katia Barricklow and other Philadelphia area winners of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More ›

Carol Booth Olson's Pathway Project Provides Teachers with Sustained Support for Implementing "Cognitive Strategies" (March 16, 2017)

UCI Irvine
UCI Writing Project director Carol Booth Olson explains how her Pathway Project provides a cohort of teachers with sustained support in implementing the "cognitive strategies" instructional approach, emphasizing "thinking tools" that students can use to construct meaning. More ›

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