IU Southeast Writing Project (IUSWP)

What is IUSWP?

The Indiana University Southeast Writing Project (IUSWP) Summer Institute is designated to extend the vibrant and ongoing professional learning community which the National Writing Project (NWP) has celebrated since 1974. The Program operates using the teachers-teaching-teachers model developed by the NWP, which is shown to be the most effective form of professional development.

The IUSWP fosters a culture of teacher-learners, who rely on social practices and networking with their colleagues to ensure their continued professional growth. All Summer Institute (SI) fellows consist of active classroom teachers or administrators from kindergarten through university level. By the end of the Institute, Fellows will be prepared to serve as leaders in local schools, become Teacher Consultants, and make additional professional contributions to writing.

The IUSWP Summer Institute is an intensive two-and-a -half week program in which teachers will:

  • Write daily in a variety of contexts
  • Demonstrate effective writing lessons suitable for content-area classrooms
  • Serve as peer responders for colleagues
  • Read and discuss theory and connect it with practice in writing instruction
  • Create and discuss their own writing portfolios
  • Experience the writing process with teaching colleagues

Why should I attend?

  • Learn to write more effectively
  • Research in the teaching of writing
  • Energize your classroom
  • Leave with over 25 lessons ready to use in your classroom
  • Network with like-minded colleagues
  • Earn a $200 Fellowship toward 6 graduate credit hours

Advanced Institute

Individuals who have completed the Summer Institute Fellowship are considered Teacher Consultants and are welcome to attend an IUSWP Advanced Institute. These four-day professional development programs provide space for TCs to work together and engage with even more strategies for teaching writing and reading.

IUSWP Faculty and Staff

Interested in the program or have additional questions? Contact one of the IUSWP faculty or staff.

Dr. Steffany Comfort Maher

Ms. Jessica Moman

Ms. Jodi Gleason

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