The Illinois Writing Project helps teachers employ the best of what is known about writers and writing. Our transformative, sustainable professional development helps teachers guide students to write with thoughtfulness, skill, and enjoyment.
Locally based but nationally connected, we are one of nearly 200 sites in the National Writing Project network.
Illinois Writing Project’s in-school professional development programs help teachers experience effective writing instruction, review best-practice research, and adopt fresh and engaging classroom applications.
Led by a highly-qualified, experienced teacher-consultant, each IWP program employs a range of professional learning strategies in which participants actively engage the subject matter, based on the needs and conditions in the school.
Learn more about IWP’s Professional Development programs.
Available for individual schools & districts 15 - 30 contact hours Led by experience IWP…Learn More
Workshop available for individual schools and districts 15 contact hours Led by experienced IWP Teacher…Learn More
Available by contract for individual schools and districts 15 contact hours suggested Led by experienced…Learn More
Dates: To be Announced Please plan to join us next summer! Location: Chicago city…Learn More
Everyday places often provide a backdrop for some of the significant moments of our lives.
A list of recent and upcoming IWP events and workshops.
IWP sponsors the NWP-Midwest Conference of Writing Project sites July 15-16 2022. Watch for registration info coming shortly.
IWP receives $69,000 NEH-IWP grant to record oral & written history of Storied Bronzeville Neighborhood in Chicago
Get involved with IWP! Bi-monthy meetings feature PD, discussion & IWP planning. Saturdays 9:00-11:00, 2022-23 dates to be announced.