Professional Development

The Indiana Writing Project offers professional development opportunities for both teachers and administrators, as well as for teacher consultants. View our opportunities below.

Opportunities For Teachers and Administrators


Summer Invitational Leadership Institute

The cornerstone of the Indiana Writing Project is the Summer Invitational Institute held in June. The Institute brings together educators who teach at the elementary, intermediate, and secondary level. Participants learn from each other ways to improve how writing is taught. Learn more about Summer Invitational Leadership Institute +

Crash Course: The Workshop Approach

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

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

Inservice Workshops and Training

Teachers who have completed the project's summer institute and additional preparation are available for presentations, workshops, and inservices for schools or school districts. Just contact IWP and describe your needs. Possiblities include study groups, portfolios, authentic assessment, writing across the curriculum, process writing, reading/writing workshops, and the writing portion of ISTEP.

IWP Teaching Consultants can also contact IWP if they are interested in offering programs like this.

Learn more about IWP's Inservice offerings >>

Opportunities For Our Teacher Consultants

Entering the Conversation: Supporting Students' Argument Writing

June 22-25, 2020

This workshop, described above, would also be appropriate for Teacher Consultants. The workshop uses College, Career, and Community Writing Program (C3WP) materials from National Writing Project. In this 3.5-day workshop, teachers will study the C3WP approach to argument writing, focusing on helping students see argument as entering a conversation (rather than picking sides). Learn more>>

Get Involved

Learn more about opportunities for Teacher Consultants to get involved with the Indiana Writing Project.

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