The National Writing Project at West Virginia University (NWP@WVU), a site of the National Writing Project, was established in 1987 as a public school and university partnership linking West Virginia University with Marion and Monongalia County Schools. Doddridge, Harrison and Preston Counties are now also a part of that partnership. NWP@WVU is a collaboration amongst the College of Education and Human Services, the Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and its partner school districts.
Some 275 Teachers Consultants have been trained to work with teachers and administrators to promote writing and classroom research in sixty schools. Our current major emphases include the use of technology to support writing and preparing teachers across the curriculum for meaningful writing instruction aligned with the Common Core Standards. Please view our full belief statement for more information.
We will continue to offer intensive as well as sustained professional development opportunities for teachers across the curriculum and in all grades. Please stay in contact for more updates on upcoming opportunities.
The National Writing Project at WVU has been awarded a $20,000 Teacher Leadership Development Grant to support two years of work with West Virginia teacher leaders in writing and writing instruction.