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
Curriculum Development Institute (K-8) - Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Writing the Portland Art Museum - Monday-Wednesday, July 31-August 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Upcoming Workshops for Students
Writing Your Way: A Week-long Workshop for Grades 6-9
Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon or July 10-14, 9 a.m.–noon
Writing the College Essay: A Week-long Workshop for Incoming Seniors
Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 9 a.m.–noon
Course and Professional Development Offerings
- Our Courses, Events, and Projects
- Certificate in the Teaching of Writing Program
- Our Inservice Programs
- 2017 Four-Week Invitational Summer Institute
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All four local educators are featured in this Fall’s issue of Rethinking Schools magazine.
Ursula Wolfe-Rocca Rebecca Henkleberry, and Jeff Waters, OWP Teacher Consultants, have been featured in Rethinking Schools Magazine
Chris Hawking and Martha Sanstead have recently been published in Rethinking Schools and Educational Leadership, respectively.
About the Oregon Writing Project
For over 30 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. Explore numerous flexible programs–including district-wide inservices–available for students, teachers, and administrators, under Courses and Events.