The Philadelphia Writing Project

Philadelphia Writing Project


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.

Many Women, Many Stories

A woman must have a room of her own is she is to write, wrote Virginia Woolf in 1929. Still true today, it is even truer for women teachers who spend so much of our time nurturing the writing lives of others. On Saturday, June 14, women from the Philadelphia Writing Project and A Room of Her Own Foundation met at the Independence National Historical Park and created a room their own as they developed and shared their many stories. This year's visiting author was Breena Clarke, author of River, Cross My Heart (Oprah's Book Club Selection), Stand the Storm, and Angels Make their Hope Here. This retreat is an annual event and we look to see you next year.

TEens: Writing in the Park at Project Write

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 takes place each year in July.  Applications become available in January.

Invitational ELL Summer Institute

We are happy to announce this summer's Invitational ELL Summer Institute, a 3-week hands-on institute for current School District of Philadelphia teachers. Meeting August 4-22 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, the institute focuses on literacy approaches and key instructional strategies while exploring issues of writing with multicultural/multilingual students. The Institute is fully funded by the School District of Philadelphia Office of Multilingual Programs. Click here to view or download a flier. Click here to register online.

Summer Institute For Principals

We are please to offer a Summer Institute for Principals that will take up critical issues in supporting the deep learning of language and literacy for ELLs and diverse learners. Click here to register.  The Institute is fully funded by the School District of Philadelphia Office of Multilingual Programs. Click here to download the flier.

Advanced Summer Institute: Arts Across Content

We're pleased to offer an Advanced Summer Institute (SI II) focusing on inquiry and arts across the curriculum. SI II will meet August 4-8, 2014 with 6 follow-up sessions. For more information, view the flier here