The National Writing Project (NWP) is a network of more than 200 sites in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. NWP, founded in 1975, is dedicated to the improvement of writing, teaching and learning in the nation’s schools and founded on the principle that teachers sharing knowledge, expertise, and leadership are crucial to ongoing efforts to improve education. Directed by Robert Yagelski, Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice, and Carol Forman-Pemberton, the Capital District Writing Project (CDWP) brings together teachers to write, study teaching and learning, and create professional opportunities for teachers to work toward improving writing instruction in local schools. CDWP offers inservice programs to help schools and districts in the Capital District improve writing, teaching, and learning; an invitational four-week summer institute for selected K-12 teachers; special workshops and institutes for teachers on topics related to teaching writing; and related opportunities to support the professional development of teachers.
Dr. Robert Yagelski