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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 turned 30 this year! PhilWP's 30th anniversary reception was held on September 15, 2016. The event celebrated our past and looked forward to our future. The event provided an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying food, drinks and spectacular entertainment!
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Univ. of PA - Houston Hall
Teacher Research and Knowledge: A Celebration of Writing and Literacy is an annual one-day conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators. This year's conference hosted in partnership with the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP), Mighty Writers and PennGSE's Reading/Writing/Literacy and Teacher Education programs, will focus on teacher research and knowledge and the relationship between theory and practice. We are looking for a wide range of presentations from practitioners both in and outside of the classroom that advance student literacy learning.
Diane Wood, Towson University
Maryland Writing Project Teacher Consultants
Click here to download a flier to print and share.
The Philadelphia Writing Project sponsors its annual Walk for Literacy 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 July 17 to July 28. The 2017 Institute focused on writing and 21st century literacies. K-12 teachers across disciplines will examine writing processes through Kid Writing, College-Ready Writing, and Poetry Inside Out (PIO), a unique multilingual program that teaches diverse learners to translate great poetry from the around the world. Learn more about the institute and joining our network.
In collaboration with Independence National Historical park, the Philadelphia Writing Project welcomes students who desire to write, explore history, and develop digital and artistic talent.
This year's Project Write took place at the Independence National Historical Park, July 24-August 4, 2017, 9:00am - 12:30pm.
Applications for next summer will become available in the spring of 2018.