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Welcome to PhilWP

PhilWP is a practitioner network, connecting K-university educators with teachers, principals, parents, and out-of-school-time leaders to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning across grade levels and disciplines. Each year, new teacher-leaders join the PhilWP network and work in classrooms and other education spaces, supporting young people as writers and learners. A site of the National Writing Project, PhilWP has served Philadelphia schools since 1986.

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Invitational Summer Institute - Online Course

The Philadelphia Writing Project is open to all teachers in all Philadelphia schools. In order to become a Teacher Consultant and join our network of more than 800 teachers, you must complete the Invitational Summer Institute. Learn more about the Invitational Summer Institute here.

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Project Write (Summer) - Online Summer Program

In collaboration with Independence National Historical Park, the Philadelphia Writing Project welcomes students who desire to write, explore history, and develop digital and artistic talent. Each summer, students participate in a two-week workshop where they explore the power of language in the city where our nation began. This summer our exploration will be virtual!

We will meet Tuesday through Friday, July 21–July 31, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Applications are now being accepted. Register for Project Write here. Limited to 25 students.

Journalism Writing Camp - Online Summer Program

PhilWP will host a one-week Journalism Writing Camp for middle and high school students. The program will be held July 27 through July 31, from 9am to 12pm online. Participants will learn about journalistic writing as well as using other media. Students will also work together to consider ways that students across Philadelphia can have their voices heard as journalists. The online program will include opportunities to work with other students and with teacher facilitators and journalists. 

To register, complete the Journalism Summer Camp application form.

Humor Writing Camp (Summer) - Online Summer Program

The Philadelphia Writing Project is offering a one-week Humor Writing Summer Camp for students entering grades 9-12. Students will focus on parody/satire news writing and will have the opportunity to learn from and explore multiple kinds of humorous texts. Students will write and respond to each other and discuss tips, tricks, and theories related to humor writing. This year's camp will take place from July 13-July 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Van Pelt Library on Penn's campus. Register for Humor Camp here. Email with any questions.  


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