Capital District Writing Project

The Capital District Writing Project (CDWP) is a community of K-College educators working to enhance the teaching of writing in the Capital Region’s schools.

In partnership with the UAlbany School of Education and the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, CDWP brings together teachers from throughout the Capital Region to create a vibrant community of life-long learners.

CDWP offers a proven model for the professional development of teachers at all levels of education.

The Capital District Writing Project is a site of the National Writing Project (NWP), a network of more than 200 sites across the United States. NWP develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities. NWP does this by focusing the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. The NWP envisions a future where every person is an accomplished writer, engaged learner, and active participant in a digital, interconnected world. For more information about NWP, its history, and its programs, visit

Numerous independent research studies show that students of teachers who participate in the National Writing Project write more frequently and more effectively than other students.

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