Oregon Writing Project

Teaching and Writing in the K-12 Classroom

School Work

This 1 semester credit graduate level course aims to support teachers in the improvement of student writing and the use of writing to learn across the curriculum. Facilitated by qualified Teacher Consultants from the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette University, this program provides high quality professional development for teachers through a "teachers teaching teachers" model that focuses on inquiry into best practices. Participants will be engaged in exploring and adapting exemplary teaching practices for their classroom, as well as writing and talking with experienced writing teachers.

Teachers can join on-going sessions as available.  Schools and districts may arrange on-site programs according to their needs, size, and resources.

OWP Inservice Topics

  • Teaching and Writing in the K-12 Classroom
  • Strategies for the Elementary School Classroom
  • Strategies for the Middle School Classroom
  • Strategies for the High School Classroom
  • The Writing Process
  • The Reading and Writing Connection
  • Writing with ELL Learners
  • Write to Learn - Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Writer's Workshop

Additional Inservice Opportunities

  • Teacher Inquiry
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Student Publishing
  • Young Writer's Camp Programs
  • Support for Professional Learning Communities

For more information or to schedule an inservice program

Angela Obery

Inservice Coordinator

Oregon Writing Project

Graduate School of Education
900 State St., Salem, OR 97301

503-315-8292