Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

The Institute offers participants a rich opportunity to grow as a writer and as a teacher of writing.  We are confident that participation in the Institute will become a pivotal experience in one’s professional life.  GWP not only encourages teachers to take leadership roles in their own school settings, but once they graduate the Writing Institute as GWP Teacher Consultants, they have opportunities to conduct workshops and school in-service programs sponsored by GWP. 

The Institute brings together teachers (all levels, K-college) who will:

  • Write, revise, and prepare their own writing for in-house publication.

  • Study current theory/research, especially research by teachers of writing.

  • Demonstrate their teaching practices.

  • Think, talk, read, and write about best practices in the company of peers.

  • Apply what they learn to their educational setting.

Course expectations; creating a portfolio that includes:

  • your own writing, including a reflection on process and progress through the institute

  • a writing lesson demo, presented to peers in the institute and reworked based on feedback

  • inquiry into writing in your practice, including:  gathering resources, reading, annotating, presenting findings, and planning for implementation


Through the Institute, participants will earn six hours of either English or Education graduate credit at the cost of UMSL graduate credit rate.

Ready to register for the course? Please complete the registration form

Interested in learning more? Join us for a Slice of GWP in March of 2024.  Enjoy pizza and the company of GWP teacher consultants as you get the opportunity to learn about our programs. Contact us for information or to sign up.