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.

Summer Writing Institute -  Session 2

The West Chester Writing Project offers a two-week, intense Institute focused on 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 please call the WCWP office at 610-436-2202 or email the Director, 

Pauline Schmidt



Institute Application linked here. Deadline to apply has been extended to April 1st.

Institute Flyer linked here.

Arts-Based Pedagogy -  Session 1


PWP 599 - Special Topics: Arts-Based Pedagogies
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:25 - 7pm

Taught by Dr. Pauline Schmidt and Dr. Matthew Kruger-Ross

Course Description:

 This course is designed for teachers and future teachers who would like to grow as writers. This course is for teachers K-16+ in any content area. It consists of ongoing participation in a reading/writing workshop where participants experience and experiment with writing in the major modes (expository, narrative, persuasive/argument), poetry, and the many forms those modes take in the world outside the classroom. This class is designed to enable teachers to understand arts-based and place-based strategies for their classrooms.; it will include several immersive field trip experiences.


Course Flyer linked here.



2021 PAWLP Fellows


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