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. 

Youth Writing Camps

Poetry Writing Camp

June 8-12, 2020

Grades: 4-12

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer Writing Camp - Primary

June 15-26, 2020

Grades 3-6

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer Writing Camp - Secondary

June 15-26, 2020

Grades 7-12

Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



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 >>

Crash Course: The Workshop Approach

Reading Workshop 101: June 16, 2020

Writing Workshop 101: June 18, 2020

These workshops support teacher understanding of the fundamental aspects of a workshop approach, such as conferencing, mini-lessons, and mentor texts. Especially appropriate for teachers in districts that use Lucy Calkin's Units of Study. Learn more >>

Entering the Conversation: Supporting Students' Argument Writing

June 22-25, 2020

This workshop provides curricular tools developed by the National Writing Program to help teachers support students' argument writing. Learn more>>

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