Improving Writing and Learning in Indiana Schools


THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT, based at Ball State University, promotes the best possible writing instruction in Indiana schools. We offer professional development programs on effective practices by and for teachers. 

Schedule of Events for 2020

In summer of 2020, IWP is sponsoring two professional development institutes for teachers and a writing camp for elementary and secondary students.

Summer Invitational Leadership Institute

June 5-6, 9-12, 15-18, 2020

The cornerstone of the Indiana Writing Project is the summer Invitational Leadership  Institute held in June. At the Institute, educators at the elementary, intermediate, and secondary level come together to improve as teachers of writing.  Learn more about Summer Invitational Leadership Institute >>

The Pen and Paper

IWP's monthly newsletter, The Pen and Paper, features teaching tips and useful links about teaching writing. You can download archived issues of the newsletter here. >>

The Pen and Paper - November 2018: The Importance of Conferencing

About Indiana Writing Project


THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT is an organization committed to promoting the best possible writing instruction in Indiana's elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. The Project is administered through Ball State University's English Department and funded through the generous support of Ball State and the National Writing Project. The Project has been recognized by the Indiana State Legislature for our work in helping teachers improve student performance in writing. Learn more.

Invitational Summer Institute

The summer Invitational Leadership Institute lies at the core of our model of "teachers teaching teachers."  Summer Institute unites writing teachers in all disciplines. Learn more.

Contact Us

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Phone: (765) 285-8414 | Fax: (765) 285-3765 | Email:

Dept. of English, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306