Illinois Writing Project: Experienced Educators Building the Strength of Students and Teachers as Learners and Writers


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.

Professional Development

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.

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IWP Events

A list of recent and upcoming IWP events and workshops.

IWP 2020 online summer workshops completed in July

Get involved with IWP! Bi-monthy meetings feature PD, discussion & IWP planning. Saturdays 9/14, 11/9, 1/11, 3/14, 9:00-12:30.

Coming up – National Day on Writing Oct. 20. Register NOW!