Oregon Writing Project
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
Informational Open Houses
Invitational Summer Institute - Thursday, March 11, 4 p.m.
Interested in attending OWP four-week Summer Institute? We are hosting an open house from 4:00-5:30 on March 11th. We will write, share an overview of what you can expect from the institute, and answer your questions. RSVP here
Writing the College and Scholarship Essay - Saturday, March 13, 4 p.m.
Learn more about Writing the College and Scholarship Essay, a week long class in June for incoming high school Juniors and Seniors. RSVP here
We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting: Teaching Climate Change,
Island Solidarity and Indigenous Rights [Online]
Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 5 PDUs
Anti-Racist Teaching Even at a Distance [Online]
Saturdays, March 6, 20, April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 15 PDUs
From Where I Stand: A One-day Workshop for Women Educators of Color [Online]
Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 5.5 PDUs
Youth Writing Workshops
Writing the College and Scholarship Essay: Incoming HS Juniors and Seniors [Online]
Session A: Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021 - 9 a.m.-noon
Session B: Monday-Friday, June 28-July 2, 2021 - 9 a.m.-noon
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.
Professional Development Offerings
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