National Writing Project

The National Writing Project at Kent State University (NWP-KSU) has been a National Writing Project site since 1997. NWP-KSU is committed to improving teaching and learning in Northeast Ohio through teacher leadership and professional development.

With NWP-KSU, teachers of all subjects and grade levels can:

  • Share effective practices.

  • Collaborate with colleagues.

  • Grow as writers.

  • Improve the teaching of writing.

Register for Invitational Summer Institute

Join educators from throughout Northeast Ohio this summer for the Invitational Summer Institute (ISI), a reading, writing and professional development workshop that provides plenty of fresh ideas for engaging students in reading and writing. It's also a wonderful opportunity to make connections with educators who are passionate about bringing the best learning experiences to their students.
The institute will feature synchronous meetings via Zoom from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., with optional meeting times each afternoon to debrief, reflect and write. An online orientation will take place via Zoom on May 25 at 4:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for the dates! They are June 7, 9, 10, 15, 17, 21, 23 and 24. June 17 is the Write Here! Write Now! annual conference, which is included in the Invitational Summer Institute. Optional graduate workshop credits and credits toward a master's/doctoral degree will also be offered. Online registration opens soon. 
Questions? Comments? Contact Dr. Lori Wilfong at