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Summer Institute for Teachers 

Our 2024 Summer Institute will be held July 8-August 2 at the University of Pittsburgh! 

We are pleased to offer a restorative and explorative four-week seminar for educators. If you are a classroom teacher, community educator, or education leader looking to have dedicated time for writing, improve your practice, and/or influence the writing culture in your school or organization, the WPWP Summer Institute is for you! 

During the four weeks, educators (grade levels K to college, across all disciplines and communities) develop their personal and professional writing, explore new writing strategies, consider curriculum, and deepen inquiry connected to writing as a tool for education equity, access, and social justice. Together, we investigate best practices in writing and literacy instruction through shared demonstrations of practice, readings, and intentional focus on our writing and reading processes. 


Please contact us with any questions or concerns. 




  • Six Graduate Credits  
  • ACT 48 Credits  
  • Membership in the National Writing Project  
  • Eligibility to contribute as a Teaching Fellow for the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project
Professional Memberships and Ongoing Support


  • Participants become Fellows of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project network of educators and members of the National Writing Project. 
  • Ongoing support for writing and development will be supported by WPWP and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education.