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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 turns 30 this year! Register to attend PhilWP's 30th anniversary reception as we celebrate our past and look forward to our future! Come out and reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying food, drinks and spectacular entertainment!
September 15, 2016, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Celebration of Writing and Literacy is an annual one-day conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators. This year's event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at PennGSE (3700 Walnut St) is focused on connecting with and across Philadelphia teacher networks. Workshops address all grade levels and content areas, use of technology, writing across the curriculum, building professional learning communities, and literacy strategies that support the Common Core State Standards.
A special pre-conference Poetry Inside Out (PIO) workshop will also be held on Friday, September 30, from 4:30 to 6:30pm and on Saturday following the plenary.
The Philadelphia Writing Project will sponsor its annual Walk for Literacy on Sunday, October 30, 2016, during Penn's Homecoming weekend. The route passes through Penn Park (217 South 33rd St at Shoemaker Green) with its skyline views of Philadelphia. This event directly supports writing camp scholarships for students and community-based writing programs.
This year's Invitational Summer Institute took place from July 18 to August 5. Learn more about the institute and about joining our network.
The Philadelphia Writing Project in collaboration with Independence National Historical Park welcomes students who desire to write, explore history, and develop digital and artistic talent. Project Write took place this summer from July 11-22 with an orientation the evening of July 7.