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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.


Join Us  for Our Signature Professional Development Opportunity

2024 Invitational Summer Institute


*Applications for 2024 have closed. If you are interested in applying, please keep us in mind for next year.



Teachers in any content area and all levels, pre-K to post-secondary


June 10-27, 2024 (Mondays-Thursdays)

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.​
Ball State University's campus


More information here.

Advanced Institute 2024

June 25-27, 2024

Teacher Consultants, join us for three days of exploring the science of reading through the lens of a Writing Project Teacher Consultant. Our facilitator, Jenny Smithson, will lead us as we dive into the book Artfully Teaching the Science of Reading by Chase Young, David Paige, and Timothy V. Rasinski. This text provides a research-backed approach to bridging the science of reading with artful and creative methods of teaching literacy. Although the book is aimed at elementary teachers, it is applicable to teachers at all grade levels. Learn more>>

FREE Summer Program

Creative Writing Camp


Register online


June 17 - 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(not meeting on June 19)


Ball State Campus


Students currently in grades 2-12.



FREE Fall Program

Weekend Writing Saturday Sessions

A monthly writing experience for students in grades 4-12. Fall Saturday Sessions meets the second Saturday of every month, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from August to December.

Learn more >>

About IWP

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. The Project has been recognized by the Indiana State Legislature for our work in helping teachers improve student performance in writing. Learn more.

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