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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


Summer 2020 Youth Writing Workshops

Writing Your Way! Grades 6-9
June 15-19
and June 22-26 at Portland Public (Beaumont, Robert Gray, Grant) and Clackamas (Rowe) schools. Learn more and register online

June 15-19 and June 22-26 at Portland Public (Grant Lincoln) and Clackamas (Alder Creek) schools.
Learn more and register online

Upcoming Courses

Join OWP this spring for one of the following courses, offering 15 PDUs or one semester hour of Graduate Continuing Education Credit

Climate Justice Education: Empowering Student Activism
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and April 2, 9, 4:30–7:30 p.m.  |  Tim Swinehart, MAT

Writing to Learn ‘Across the Curriculum’
Thursdays, April 2-30, 4:30-7:40 p.m.  |  Tom McKenna, MAT

Disrupting the Cycle of Toxic Masculinity
Thursdays, April 9-May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  |  Jayme Causey, MEd, and Chris Kelly, MAT

View all upcoming OWP courses 


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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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