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The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP), located at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, is a site of the National Writing Project. It is a growing teacher network of over 700 teacher consultants who work in a variety of ways with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools regardless of grade or discipline. Find out more about PhilWP.
PhilWP is seeking volunteers to help adjudicate student writing submitted to the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Volunteers meet for 2.5 hours to read student work on January 7, 18, 21, and 24th. Sign up for as many sessions as you like! To register, complete the online form here.
Philadelphia-area students seeking feedback on their writing for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Gates Millennium Scholarship are invited to Friday Night Writes. At Friday Night Writes, students get one-on-one feedback from writing coaches and meet other like-minded writers. This program is free for students, but registration is required. To register online, visit our Eventbrite site, here.
Join us for the 2013 Arts Inquiry Seminar and engage in an exploration of how the arts can be infused in all classrooms. Meeting dates are 10/26, 11/23, 1/11, 2/15, 3/22, and 5/10. View the Arts Inquiry Seminar flyer.
Thank you to all of the wonderful presenters and volunteers at the 2013 Celebration of Writing and Literacy. It was a day of hacking, writing, reading, and literacy as a tool for social justice. See a hackjam made at CoWL here.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural Walk for Literacy. Want to see the wonderful photos, taken by Daniel Burke? Check them out on SmugMug here.
On October 22, 2011, PhilWP celebrated 25 years of teachers teaching teachers with a gala dinner and writing festival. Honored guests included PhilWP founding directors Judy Buchanan and Susan Lytle, and Congressman Chaka Fattah. Watch the full video below, or click here to see the highlights.