The Gateway Writing Project,

a National Writing Project affiliate since 1978, facilitates in-service, school-based professional learning programs dedicated to improving literacy learning in St. Louis area schools. As our name implies, we have particular expertise in the teaching of writing; however, we have a network of teacher consultants who are skilled in teaching all components of literacy across all grade levels and within the disciplines.

To promote both teacher and student learning,

we work with districts, schools, and teachers to craft opportunities for professional learning that are connected to the everyday practice of teaching and relevant to the district’s curriculum and teachers’ professional needs. GWP believes strongly in teacher leadership and a “teachers teaching teachers” model. We aim to partner with schools to develop their capacity to examine their own practice and to empower a cadre of teacher leaders who will help build sustained systems of support for literacy teaching and learning.