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.

Marci Resnick Teacher Fund

May 9th is the due date for applications for grants of up to $500 from the Marci Resnick Teacher Fund. The application can be accessed here. Read more about Marci Resnick here.

TEens: Writing in the Park

The 2014 Project Write Camp will take place from July 14-25 at Independence National Historical Park.  If you know a student whom you'd like to recommend for the camp, download the Project Write 2014 Flier here and application form here!

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. To apply, complete this online form.

Upcoming Leadership Team Meetings

It's almost summer. This spring's remaining Leadership Team Meetings will be held at 4201 Spruce, Building 1921 on 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.

Writing Out Loud

Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, and presented at the Writing Out Loud event. Meenoo Rami and our outstanding panelists and presenters pushed us to think about ways to go public with our writing, whether to shine a light on positive moments or to advocate for constructive education policies. Special thanks to the planning team, Marsha Pincus, Kathleen Melville, Annette Sample, Christina Cantrill, Miriam Harris, and Laronnda Thompson. Thank you to Teachers Lead Philly and the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project for helping to make the day a success. 

25th Anniversary Celebration

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.