WNYWP is a well-established site of the National Writing Project
– a nationwide education program that works to improve student
writing and thinking. Our goal is to improve the teaching
of writing in our area schools. The WNYWP is part
of an expanding national network of 170 Writing Project sites.
year more than 100,000 teachers across the country participate in
National Writing Project programs. Teachers come together in the summer,
on weekends, and at the end of the school day
to learn from other successful teachers how to improve their
own teaching of writing.
Each summer the Western New York Writing
Project identifies exemplary teachers of writing who represent all grade
levels from kindergarten through university and from all subject areas.
These teachers attend our intensive four week Summer Institute
- hosted by Canisius College - in teaching reading and
writing. They see teachers demonstrate successful classroom practices, present
a lesson integrating writing, study research, pose their own research
questions, and write extensively.