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Current & UpComing Professional Development Activities:

  • Teaching for Racial Justice Institute 2020-2021
  • Writing in Nature - Coming in July 2021, Date TBD
  • Making Writing Routine: Setting Up Writing At the Beginning of the Year, Date TBD

Past Professional Development Opportunities:

West Virginia ELA 2020

WVELA 2020 has been canceled due to WVU closure in response to Covid 19 pandemic

This annual conference, co-sponsored by WV Council of Teachers of English (WVCTE), the National Writing Project at WVU (NWP@WVU), WVU’s student chapter of NCTE (NCTE’eers), and the West Virginia Humanities Council (WVHC) is an opportunity for English and language arts teachers from around West Virginia and the region to share and learn insights and practices from their classrooms, and to learn from nationally recognized teachers and writers. Our conference is a celebration of powerful literacy teaching.

Learn more about WVELA '20

Teachers' Day of Writing

On Saturday, November 11th, 2017 we are hosting a day for teachers to be writers! This is a free event to help you meet your writing goals, whatever they may be. Wannabe poets, essayists, memoirists, and National Board-seekers are all welcome. 

Learn more and RSVP to the Teacher's Day of Writing

Teachers as Leaders and Writers Conference

The Teachers as Leaders and Writers (TLW) conference is for teachers seeking to re-inspire their writing and writing instruction. Co-sponsored by the National Writing Project @ WVU and NCTE’eers, the conference seeks to build a community of teacher leaders. 

Learn More about the TWL Conference
Teacher Leadership Institute

The National Writing Project hosts a special Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) during the summer. At this event, a group of teacher leaders, and teachers with leadership potential, are invited to engage in deep analysis, reflection on, and revision of their practices of teaching argumentative/persuasive and informational writing.

Learn More about the Teacher Leadership Institute

Professional Development Workshops

The National Writing Project at West Virginia University offers workshops on writing and teaching writing that are designed for teachers of all levels and disciplines.  The type of professional development workshop that is best for you depends on the needs of your teachers and the goals of your program.

Learn More about professional development workshops