The Gateway Writing Project (GWP) is the official St. Louis site of the National Writing Project. Since 1978, GWP has sponsored a variety of workshops, conferences, and credit courses based on the premise that teachers of writing must write and must see themselves as writers.  Academic programs such as a 6-graduate hour Summer Institute and an 18-hour Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing offer opportunities for K-16 teachers in all disciplines to hone their skills as literacy teachers.