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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Denver Writing Project
 

Denver Writing Project

What is the DWP?


For over three decades, the National Writing Project has provided one of our nation’s most respected professional development approaches.  NWP’s belief in the power of “teachers teaching teachers” has proven popular with educators at all levels of our profession and effective at enhancing student learning.  Comprised of tens of thousands of teachers and over 200 local sites nationwide and abroad, NWP has served millions of   students since its inception. 

Since hosting its first Summer Institute in 2000, local NWP site the Denver Writing Project has likewise served teachers from all disciplines and grade levels in the Denver area and throughout much of Colorado.  With over 150 members and teacher consultants, DWP offers professional development sessions in many local schools.  As a participating site of NWP, DWP is actively involved in several national networks, which help us spread best practices around Colorado including the ELL Network, Technology Network, and Urban Sites Network.  In April of 2008, the Denver Writing Project hosted  NWP’s annual (national) Urban Sites Conference.

“The Denver Writing Project is taking steps forward in education rather than sideways.  There is nothing more powerful than teachers sharing best practices, and I am proud to be a member of this community - educators who are dedicated to providing literacy among one another.” --Mimi Houde