Writing Institute

What will you do in a Writing Institute?

  • Write in diverse genres in a writing workshop
  • Breathe life into tired writing by participating in an energetic community of writers
  • Read current professional literature on the teaching of writing
  • Experience writing and teaching strategies that work with all students, K - 12
  • Prepare one presentation to share an effective writing strategy
  • Explore an issue central to your teaching
  • Create a professional presentation on your classroom research

Writing Institutes are offered in the summer of 2014 at the Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove. Participants meet for two 1/2 days in the Spring, three weeks in the Summer, one date in August and 4 dates in the Fall.

Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove

Spring: May 3 and 17, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer: June 30 - July 3, July 7 - 10, and July 14 - 17,

from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 23, from 8 a.m. - noon

Fall: Saturdays, October 11, 25, and November 8, 8 a.m. - noon

Thursday, Nov. 13 - closing celebration, 5 - 8:30 p.m.


Teachers K - 12 with at least three years experience may apply. An application, endorsement from an administrator or Fellow of the Project, and interview are required. Please call the PAWLP Office at 610-436-2202 or e-mail smalarney@wcupa.edu for an application form or more information. Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. Enrollment is limited. Stipends are available to help defray costs.

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