Invitational Institutes


2014 Institute Dates - New Configuration:

Institute meets:

Spring: May 3 and 17, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer: June 30 - July 3, July 7 - 10, and July 14 - 17,from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 23, from 8 a.m. - noon

Fall: Saturdays, October 11, 25, and November 8, 8 a.m. - noon

Thursday, Nov. 13 - closing celebration, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Limited early-bird scholarships of $750 for applications received by December 6, 2013.

$500 stipends available to other applicants.

Final application deadline: April 4, 2014.


Writing Institute location

in Willow Grove


The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project offers an Invitational Institute in the Teaching of Writing at Upper Moreland High School in Willow Grove. Participants earn six graduate credits from West Chester University.

Experienced teachers come together to demonstrate and examine their classroom practices, study the latest research about teaching, and develop their own teaching skills. As a result of these activities, teachers are better prepared for their own classrooms and for teaching other teachers.

This teachers-teaching-teachers model is the heart of the Project philosophy.

Stipends are available through the National Writing Project to help defray costs.

Teachers who successfully complete an Institute are eligible to become paid teacher-consultants who coordinate courses, present in-service programs and teach in our summer Youth Programs.

An application form, endorsement from a PAWLP Fellow or school district administrator, and interview are required. Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. For more information or an application please call the PAWLP office at 610-436-2202 or e-mail


Animotos by
Institute participants

Six words         
Institute responses

Writing Project classroom



On-line portfolio by an
Institute participant