The Philadelphia Writing Project

Philadelphia Writing Project

Welcome

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.

INVITATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE

This flagship instiute of the Philadelphia Writing Project was a 3-week hands-on institute for teachers in the Philadelphia region. It met August 4-22.  Next year's institute will take place from July 20 - August 7. We accept applications each spring. If you would like us to contact you as soon as we begin taking applications for summer 2015, you can use this link to leave your information here and we will be sure to notfiy you.

INVITATIONAL ELL SUMMER INSTITUTE

This summer's Invitational ELL Summer Institute, a 3-week hands-on institute for current School District of Philadelphia teachers, met August 4-22. The institute focused on literacy approaches and key instructional strategies while exploring issues of writing with multicultural/multilingual students. The Institute was fully funded by the School District of Philadelphia Office of Multilingual Programs. Next year's institute will take place from July 20 - August 7. We accept applications each spring. If you would like us to contact you as soon as we begin taking applications for summer 2015, you can use this link to leave your information here and we will be sure to notfiy you.

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR PRINCIPALS

The Summer Institute for Principals took up critical issues in supporting the deep learning of language and literacy for ELLs and diverse learners. The Institute was fully funded by the School District of Philadelphia Office of Multilingual Programs. We accept applications each spring. If you would like us to contact you as soon as we begin taking applications for summer 2015, you can use this link to leave your information here and we will be sure to notfiy you.

ADVANCED SUMMER INSTITUTE: ARTS ACROSS CONTENT

Advanced Summer Institute (SI II) focused on inquiry and arts across the curriculum. SI II met August 4-8. There will be six follow-up sessions throughout the school year. We accept applications each spring. If you would like us to contact you as soon as we begin taking applications for summer 2015, you can use this link to leave your information here and we will be sure to notfiy you

Educating in the Digital Age: A Celebration of writing and literacy

This year's celebration of writing and literacy took place on October 25, 2014 at Penn's Graduate School of Education and Huntsman Hall. Click here to see photos of the event.

Walk for Literacy

The Philadelphia Writing Project, an amazing teacher network, filled with hard-working educators sponsored its second annual Walk for Literacy on Sunday, November 2, 2014, during Penn's Homecoming weekend. The walk took passed through Penn Park with its skyline views of the City of Philadelphia. This event directly supports writing camp scholarships for students and community-based writing programs.  Click here to view photos of the event.

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.