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

Writing Your Way - Saturday, April 10, 4 p.m.
Learn more about this week-long workshop in June for students - incoming grades 6-9.  RSVP here

Upcoming Workshops

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

Virtual 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

Writing Your Way: Incoming Grades 6-9 [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

View all upcoming OWP courses 


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.

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