National Writing Project

Through its professional development model, NWP builds the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help their students become successful writers and learners.

Every student deserves a highly skilled teacher of writing. To that end, each of the nearly 200 NWP sites conducts an annual summer institute, attended by the most experienced teachers in the area. Together, these teachers prepare for leadership roles by demonstrating their most effective practices, studying research, and improving their knowledge of writing by writing themselves.

Project Sites at Missouri State University

MSU is home to Ozarks Writing Project (OWP), which serves teachers and students in Springfield and across Southwest Missouri. OWP is teaming up with our affiliate site, Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP), to expand our reach to the Kansas City area.