The Oregon Writing Project, a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.
“Writing today is not a frill for a few, but an essential skill for the many.”
—National Commission on Writing
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Course and Professional Development Offerings
- Our Courses, Events, and Projects
- Certificate in the Teaching of Writing Program
- Our Inservice Programs
- 2014 Four-Week Invitational Summer Institute
OWP Teacher Consultant and Madison High School teacher Michelle Kenney rethinks Steinbeck’s classic.
A second grade assignment around civil rights reveals surprising wisdom and raises thought-provoking issues.
In a two-part article on “Stealing Home,” OWP DIrector Linda Christensen shares a unit about ways the homes of people of color and poor people have been stolen through “race riots” and urban renewal.
About the Oregon Writing Project
For over 25 years, OWP has been a vital resource for teachers across content areas who recognize the value of using writing as a means of thinking, exploring, and increasing academic achievement with students. The Invitational Summer Institute, OWP’s centerpiece offering, provides teachers with time and space to write while examining how to prepare students to:
- Write in all subjects with clarity and style;
- Seek deeper and more critical understanding of writing and the world;
- Wake up their own voice and authority;
- Take command of their own learning;
- Manage portfolios and other exhibition forms.
The OWP also has been a model of professional development, teacher leadership and school reform. Using the links below, you can explore numerous flexible programs, including district-wide inservices, available for students, teachers, and administrators.