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
June 25 - July 20, 2018 (no class July 4), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
2018 Youth Writing Workshops
Writing Your Way (incoming grades 6-9)
June 18-22, or June 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon
Writing the College Essay (incoming High School seniors)
June 18-22, or 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon
Course and Professional Development Offerings
- Our Courses, Events, and Projects
- Certificate in the Teaching of Writing Program
- Our Inservice Programs
- 2018 Four-Week Invitational Summer Institute
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OWP director Linda Christensen has revised her teaching of language arts resource, Reading, Writing, and Rising UpA fully revised 2nd edition offers essays, teaching models and student collections.
Three educators are featured in this Fall’s issue of Rethinking Schools magazine.
Thirty-six Pacific Northwest teachers who have participated in Oregon Writing Project classes presented workshops at the recent Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference in Seattle.
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.