The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project (UWMWP), an affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP) since 2008, promotes the mission of the NWP.

Begun in 1973 as the Bay Area Writing Project at the University of California at Berkeley, the National Writing Project has grown into an inspirational network of projects reaching approximately 83,000 teachers a year. Today, the NWP comprises over 200 sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are over 150 UWMWP Teacher Consultants working in classrooms across southeastern Wisconsin.

The 2017 Invitational Institute will take place June 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017, for 3 weeks, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2017 Institute dates: Monday through Thursday, 6/19-6/23/2017; Monday through Friday, 6/26-6/30/2017; and Wednesday through Friday, 7/5-7/7/2017.

UWMWP 2017 Invitational Summer Institute Application

*** BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION, PREPARE THE FOLLOWING: ***
Our application asks for basic personal and school-related information and requires responses to two essay questions. Before you begin the form, please compose thoughtful responses to these questions in a word processor so that you can copy-paste them into the application:

  1. Describe an issue in your writing instruction you would like to investigate. Include a description of the practice as it currently exists and the results that prompted you to question it.
  2. Describe yourself as a writer. Please include your accomplishments, challenges and experiences. What do you do well and what would you like to improve?

The process to participate in the 2017 Institute is:

  • Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Interviews Scheduled: Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance via email: Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Required Pre-Institute Conference Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Required Open-Conference Date: Monday, May 15, 2017 (drop-in schedule in the evening)
  • Encouraged Presentation at the UWMWP 2018 Conference on the Teaching of Writing (tentatively February 24, 2018)

For information about applying to the 2017 Invitational Institute, contact UWMWP at uwmwp@uwm.edu

About NWP & UWMWP

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP) since 2008, strives to promote the mission of the NWP. Begun in 1973 as the Bay Area Writing Project at the University of California at Berkeley, the National Writing Project has grown into an inspirational network of projects reaching approximately 83,000 teachers a year. Today, the NWP comprises nearly 200 sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are over 100 UWMWP Teacher Consultants working in classrooms across southeastern Wisconsin.

The mission of the National Writing Project is to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in the nation’s schools. Through its professional development model, the National Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership. The National Writing Project believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. Through its extensive network of teachers, the National Writing Project seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in America.

The National Writing Project values diversity—our own as well as that of our students, their families, and their communities. We recognize that our lives and practices are enriched when those with whom we interact represent diversities of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and language. Here is a video clip of Dr. Jeff Wilhelm, an internationally-known teacher and author on the National Writing Project.

UWMWP In The News

UWMWP teacher-consultant Andrea Heckner’s “Writing Our Way to Success” article, April 2012

“EdLine” magazine article, Fall 2010

“EdLine” magazine article, Fall 2009

“EdLine” magazine article, Fall 2008

Contact UWMWP

Dr. Donna Pasternak
(414) 229-4592
dlp2@uwm.edu

UWMWP E-Mail
uwmwp@uwm.edu