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Eastern Michigan Writing Projectemwp

Launched in the mid-1980s, the  Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP)  is one of 11 sites of the  National Writing Projects of Michigan  and one of more than 200 sites of the National Writing Project . The EMWP seeks to improve student writing and thinking by improving the teaching of writing, provide professional development programs for classroom teachers, and expand the professional roles of teachers.





Attend one of our upcoming events!

Literacy for All Conference

Date: March 25, 2017 Time: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Classroom Research in the Teaching of Literacy K-college

The teacher consultants of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project have a 20- year tradition of conducting research in their own classrooms. Teachers (K-college) will share findings of literacy research in their classrooms during the 2016-2017 school year.

No charge for participation.

Register at: http://bit.ly/Classroomresearch


Everyday Advocacy

Date: June 27 -29, 2017 9am – 3pm each day 

How can teachers safely enter the conversation? In this workshop, we’ll help you become part of that conversation as you learn how to develop your personal stories into a public narrative, starting from anecdotes and building toward an action plan. By the end of day 3, you should have an action plan to take back to your classroom and school. The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Cathy Fleischer, EMWP co-director, author of Teachers Organizing for Change, and lead developer for the Everyday Advocacy website.

$ 75 for 3 days.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/sWU9MBpBRFOJ7c4I2


The Invitational

Date: July 12-28 M-F

An intensive two-week session designed for teachers (K-college) concerned with the teaching of writing in any

subject area. What will we do?

• Writing, as well as responding to each other’s writing

• Reading and talking about current research in the teaching of writing

• Developing research questions about teaching writing (wonderings about our own contexts)


For more information, cost and registration:  http://www.emichwp.org/ professional-learning/summer- programs/si