Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Teacher Consultants

General Information

Tuition and Fees

3 Graduate Credits from West Chester University

For current tuition rate & information about Employer Reimbursement, please visit the Bursar website.

Please register at least two weeks before the class begins.
If you are not enrolled in a Master's Degree program at West Chester University, learn how to enroll as a nondegree student.

Invitational Writing Institute

The West Chester Writing Project offers an Invitational Institute in the Teaching of Writing. Participants earn six graduate credits from West Chester University.

Experienced teachers come together to demonstrate and examine their classroom practices, study the latest research about teaching, and develop their own teaching skills. As a result of these activities, teachers are better prepared for their own classrooms and for teaching other teachers.

This teachers-teaching-teachers model is the heart of the Project philosophy.

Teachers who successfully complete an Institute are eligible to teach in WCWP's summer Youth Programs, present in courses, and provide professional development for local school districts.

An application form, endorsement from a WCWP Teacher Consultant or school district administrator, and interview are required. Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. For more information or an application please call the WCWP office at 610-436-2598 or

Pauline Schmidt


Cyndy Pilla

2022 Institute Dates. Total of 14 dates. 6 graduate credits

Spring: Remote Saturdays - May 21, June 4, and June 18, 9am-1pm
Summer: (Face to Face on Campus) Monday – Friday, July 11-15, July 18-22, 8am – 3pm
Fall (Face to Face Celebration): Saturday, September 17, 10am -2pm
West Chester University
Main Hall, Room 200
West Chester, PA


2022 Flyer

NWP Immersion article

Summer 2022

PWP 510 - Content Area Literacies
July 25-29

Taught by Sharon Williams & Rita DiCarne

Course Description: Rationale and strategies for critical language experiences in all subjects. This course is designed to help the prospective secondary school teacher use effective techniques to improve students’ reading and writing, both generally and in specific content areas.


PWP 516 - Reading and Writing Argumentative Texts
July 18-22

Taught by Deanna Gabe

Course Description: Participants will study methods for teaching students how to read and critically interpret nonfiction texts in order to better write and support their own claims. They will also experiment with strategies that encourage deeper thinking and reasoning about topics through the lens of the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writing Program (C3WP). 


PWP 599: Place-Based Writing
July 11-15

Taught by Sarah Hyson

Course Description: This course offers an opportunity to explore botanical inspirations for reading, writing and learning.  The course is open to teachers and future teachers K-12 and across the curriculum. Participants will engage in literacy activities inspired by the beautiful natural surroundings, research a topic of personal interest, and collaborate with other teachers/future teachers to create nature-inspired learning experiences for students. 


Registration information coming soon!


2021 PAWLP Fellows


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