The National Writing Project of Acadiana seeks to encourage and guide educators as they work to inspire writers of all ages to "improve the blank page." In doing so, we hope to amplify teacher, student, and community voices through a shared understanding that we are all writers with stories to tell.
EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF WRITING
Writing requires continuous practice from early grades to university, and writing teachers should also engage in the writing process themselves.
PEER MENTORSHIP IN WRITING INSTRUCTION
Experienced teachers are the most effective mentors for their peers, particularly in subjects like writing. As such, we seek dedicated educators to serve as writing mentors who share our passion for writing.
DIVERSE APPROACHES TO TEACHING WRITING
Our understanding of teaching writing is shaped by both research and the experiences of writing instructors. The National Writing Project encourages the exploration of diverse teaching approaches.
SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE
NWP-A identifies skilled teachers interested in honing their practices to support them as writers and writing instructors.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF DEVELOPEMENT
NWP-A Teacher Consultants offer schools workshops on topics like the Writing Process, Classroom Portfolios, Student Writing Evaluation, Revision Strategies, and Grammar's Role. We also provide various other programs, such as summer mini-institutes, teacher research groups, reading groups, and support for new teachers.