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The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
(PAWLP) is one of the oldest and largest sites of the National Writing Project (NWP). PAWLP follows NWP's guiding principles and provides professional development, develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.   PAWLP believes that access to high-quality educational experiences is a basic right of all learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work in partnership with institutions, organizations, and communities to develop and support leadership for educational improvement.

PAWLP offers summer and school-year courses and workshops in teaching writing, teaching literature, writing-reading connections, authentic assessment, and special topics of interest to educators.  For information on how to bring a course or professional development program to your district contact Mary Buckelew at 610-436-2998.

Experienced teachers can become Project teacher-consultants by participating in one of our Invitational Institutes. Teacher-consultants are Fellows of the National Writing Project and eligible to coordinate graduate and in-service programs and teach in our summer Youth Programs.

PAWLP's summer Youth Programs blend educational enrichment and fun for students in grades K-12. Students experience the processes and stages of writing, including publication of student-selected work in an anthology. All instructors are experienced classroom teachers who are Fellows of the National Writing Project.


Professional Development

PAWLP offers cost effective on-site professional development.  We have consultants who specialize in all aspects of teaching writing and reading across the content areas. 
Consulting Opportunities
Professional Development Seminars
Graduate Certificates

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