Scholastic Writing Awards – Pittsburgh Region 2016

Thanks to all who participated in the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards! This year the Pittsburgh region received over 400 entries, spanning ten different genres of writing.  The judges were very impressed with the volume and quality of the submissions.

The 2016 winners can be viewed here.

Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards will be distributed at the Regional Writing Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 2-4PM at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

2016 Summer Institute for Teachers–Application Available

Interested in joining a national network of education innovators?  Or know a friend who would love to be involved in the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project? Check out the 2016 Western Pennsylvania Writing Project Summer Institute for Teachers.  Here is the brochure:

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Here is the application form:

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For more information, talk to a WPWP teacher-consultant, or e-mail Laura Roop at laurroop@pitt.edu

Scholastic Writing Awards: Deadline, December 18, 2015

Don’t forget to encourage your students to enter the Scholastic Writing Awards!  Students, please enter your best work!

Here is a link to information about deadlines and entry requirements for the Pittsburgh region:

http://www.artandwriting.org/Affiliate/PA005W

Here is the link to the home page for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:

http://www.artandwriting.org/

Here is a poster with information about preparing and submitting entries:

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WPWP Holiday Party 2015

The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project will hold its annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 12, from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  The event will be held at 120 Parise Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, at the home of Laura Roop and Richard Koch.  Feel free to bring a treat to share.  There will be Drew’s chicken and lasagna, salad, beer, wine, soft drinks, and Laura’s chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

Just Desserts: A WPWP Continuity Event

Title: Just Desserts: A WPWP Continuity Event
Location: Home of Laura Roop and Richard Koch 120 Parise Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Description: Join WPWP Fellows to celebrate recent accomplishments, hear about exciting endeavors, and indulge in a delicious dessert potluck. Please bring a dessert to pass. Beverages and treats will be provided.

R.S.V.P. to Cj Coleman by June 4th cjcoleman2001@yahoo.com.
Start Time: 18:00:00
Date: 2015-06-08
End Time: 20:00:00

Hear Me 101 Presents a Screening: Framing Forward

Title: Hear Me 101 Presents a Screening: Framing Forward
Location: Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Screening Room 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Description: A presentation and panel of short films from students who want to inspire change. Featuring student work from McKeesport Area Technology Center, Steel Valley High School, Clariton High School. Admission is free. Hors d’œuvres, light refreshments, and music provided.
Start Time: 18:00:00
Date: 2015-05-14

2015 Winter Young Writers Institute

Registration for the 2015 Winter Young Writers Institute is now open!

Access the Grades 4-8 application here.

Access the Grades 9-12 application here.

2014 WPWP Continuity Event

Title: 2014 WPWP Continuity Event
Location: 5131 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Opportunity for teacher-consultants who participated in the 2014 Summer Institute for Teachers to gather, reflect on their writing, inquiry, and leadership, and figure out next steps. Anthologies developed this summer to be distributed.
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2014-11-01
End Time: 12:00

WPWP Inquiry/Leadership Group

Title: WPWP Inquiry/Leadership Group
Location: 5131 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Second session of a group focusing on developing teacher inquiry and leadership by reading The Art of Classroom Inquiry, recording burning questions, and collecting artifacts from current teaching situations.
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2014-12-06
End Time: 12:00

WPWP Holiday Party

Title: WPWP Holiday Party
Location: 120 Parise Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Description: Annual festivities, hosted this year by new WPWP director Laura Roop and her spouse, longtime NWP-connected Richard Koch. Bring hors d’ oeuvres, dessert, or drinks to share.
Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2014-12-13
End Time: 20:00