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


Open Institute

Open Institute is a week-long, collaborative exploration of how writing workshop works in classrooms facilitated by Teacher-Consultants of the Indiana Writing Project. The Open Institute is open to and appropriate for all teachers. Past participants have ranged from kindergarten teachers to high school French instructors. Learn more about Open Institute +

Summer Invitational Leadership Institute

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

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 +

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
Mentor Program

The IWP Mentor program is a new certification program for mentors as part of the redesigned IWP Invitational Summer Institute.  New fellows will be partnered with a trained mentor to guide them through the application and leadership development process of writing workshop and the Indiana Writing Project.  Mentor trainees will work toward an IWP mentor certification.  Learn more >>

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