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 2016 Invitational Institute will take place June 27, 2016 – July 16, 2016, for 3 weeks, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2016 Institute dates: Monday through Thursday, 6/27-6/30/2016; Tuesday through Friday, 7/5-7/8/2016; and Monday through Friday, 7/11-7/15/2016.

UWMWP 2016 Invitational Summer Institute Application

The process to participate in the 2016 Institute is:

Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
Interviews Scheduled: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, April 15, 2016
Required Pre-Institute Conference Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Required Open-Conference Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

For information about applying to the 2016 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