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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.
A Celebration of Educators' Voices on April 12th. Reconnect with everything you loved about your PhilWP Summer Institute experience - writing, reflecting, sharing, and connecting with colleagues. Join us to celebrate TCs who have published their work and to support those who would like to do more writing. More information here.
PhilWP's Project Write Scholarship Fund was selected as a 2013-1014 Microgiving Campaign! With your help, we'll be able to provide four scholarships for Philadelphia public school students to attend Project Write, PhilWP's summer writing enrichment camp.
Wondering what Microgiving is? It's an opportunity for lots of people to pool their money to make a big difference. Typical donations are for $5, $10, $15, and together, donors will make it possible for three students to attend camp.
To be successful, we need your help! We'd love for you to make a donation, but you can also help by spreading the word. The more people who know about the campaign, the more likely we are to reach our goal. So, please share information about the campaign to help us keep the momentum going over the next six weeks.
All TCs are invited to join the Philadelphia Writing Project for a special event with Independence National Historical Park's Ranger Renee Albertoli. Participants will be introduced to the Park's new mobile app, discovering the sites and people of the American Revolution, exploring the founding of the nation, and exploring ways to use the app in their classrooms. Participants will also have an opportunity to review resources for teachers and students that include lesson plans, field trip planning and professional development. This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please register online here.
The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices. More information about the app can be found here.
We're now taking application for our 2014 Invitational Summer Institute. Access the application here.
The Charlette Forten Writing workshop - a collaboration between Moonstone Arts Center, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), and the Philadelphia Writing Project - was a huge success. Special thanks to everyone involved, including Elijah Pringle, Jonathan Steadman, and Bethlehem, who brought Charlotte Forten's writing to life through performance.
We'd like to send a big thank you to all the TCs who helped their students to prepare and submit writing to the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This year, we had a record number of Philadelphia students win regional awards. To see a list of TCs whose students won awards, click here.
Featuring articles about inspiration and challenge in today's academic climate, the Winter Journal can be accessed here. Thank you to the Publications Committee for all their hard work.
Mark your calendars, PhilWP TCs! This spring's Leadership Team Meetings will be held at 4201 Spruce, Building 1921 on March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, and June 2nd. All Leadership Team Meetings start at 5:30 except June 2nd. The June 2nd Leadership Team Meeting starts at 5:00 and will also include the Marci Resnick Teacher Fund Grant Awards.
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.