Kentucky Writing Projects
National Writing Project
Founded in 1974, the National Writing Project (NWP) has nearly 200 local sites in the United States, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two international sites exist, one in Malta and the other in Hong Kong.
NWP involves educators from P-16 in thousands of professional development offerings annually. Teachers collaborate to form a community of learners, truly examining all facets of writing, researching, and leading other teachers in reflective practice.
NWP's Mission Statement:
According to NWP's website, "The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners."
The NWP Digital Is site is an online space for sharing ideas about writing that includes technology. Thousands of educators access this site to enrich their writing experiences in their room.
With over 21,000 followers, NWP's Twitter feed is rife with ideas for teachers. Come share your perspectives with us!
Educator Innovator is a go to site for connected, digitally-infused learning.
NWP Google+ is a growing circle of nearly 200,000. Join our circle and contribute your ideas!
Become an NWP Facebook fan for exciting updates, teacher collegiality, and access to a wealth of resources.
NWP Radio is a bi-weekly show that explores educational topics, teaching texts, and the work of writing projects around the
NWP's YouTube Channel is a rich collection of various playlists, including: "Digital Is," "From the Podium," "Local Sites at Work," and "In the Classroom."
NWP also has an iTunes account housing hundreds of podcasts with archives back to 2010. There's something for everyone in this vast collection.
Images of writing project leaders abound on NWP's Flicker stream. See recent photos as well as archived posts at the site.