Mission: The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.
Who They Are: Unique in breadth and scale, the NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving teachers across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.
The National Writing Project believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities to develop and sustain leadership for educational improvement. Throughout our work, we value and seek diversity—our own as well as that of our students and their communities—and recognize that practice is strengthened when we incorporate multiple ways of knowing that are informed by culture and experience.
“I consider the Central Washington Writing Project my professional home. Since my participation in the Summer Institute in 1992, I have worked alongside colleagues to polish our practice, celebrate our students, and share our learning and leadership across the region, state, nation, and world.”
-Susan Johnson, Cle Elum-Roslyn S.D. High School English, 2009 Washington State Teacher of the Year
"I could take all of the lessons/units and tweak them to fit my students’ needs and have a year or more of lesson ideas and plans. It was confirming to me to see that no matter the grade level or the content or the genre, good writing is good writing.”
-Glenn Kessinger, Yakima S.D. Instructional Facilitator.