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Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

The Institute offers 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 educators to take leadership roles in their own educational settings, but once they graduate the Writing Institute they become GWP Teacher Consultants and valued leaders within our Writing Project Network.  Through the Institute, participants will earn six hours of either English or Education graduate credit at the cost of UMSL graduate credit rate.

Interested in learning more? Download information here, email us, or join us for a Slice of GWP in February.  Enjoy pizza and the company of GWP teacher consultants as you get the opportunity to learn about our programs. Contact us with questions at gwp@umsl.edu.

2024-2025 Information  Course Overview

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

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


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