Oregon Writing Project

Oregon Writing Project

The Oregon Writing Project has moved to George Fox University!  Our new contact info is:

The Oregon Writing Project supports excellence in the teaching of writing at all educational levels and subjects through collaboration, education, and community involvement. As a National Writing Project site, we are dedicated to improving the teaching of writing and use of writing to learn in our community's schools. Through a professional development model, OWP aims to build the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help their students become successful writers and learners.

Components to the OWP

Summer Institute

Due to our move from Willamette University and transition to George Fox University, the full Summer Institute will not be held in 2014. Instead, we offer a three-day mini-institute July 1-3, 2014. "A Taste of the Summer Institute" offers professional growth opportunities for teachers, kindergarten through college, in all content areas, who wish to develop their writing skills and improve effectiveness in teaching writing.

The Taste will give 18 PDU-eligible hours.  Cost is $95 for one teacher or $60 each for teams of two or more teachers.  As an alternative to PDU's, teachers can opt to earn a 1-semester credit hour from George Fox University for an additional tuition cost of $350.

To sign up, go to http://owpcollaborative.weebly.com/

The Oregon Writing Project's full Summer Institute will be offered again in 2015 (20 days of writing and learning in Salem).  

For more information, contact Nancy Fischer at fischenet@comcast.net


The Oregon Writing Project provides on-site inservice programs in the teaching of writing for K-12 schools throughout the mid-Willamette valley. Facilitated by qualified Teacher Consultants, these programs provide high quality professional development for teachers through a "teachers teaching teachers" model and disseminate best practices, with special attention to local area needs.


Once you have participated in a Summer Institute, you become a Teacher Consultant and can decide where you want to go next. Do you want to participate in an Advanced Institute? Train other teachers? Join our Technology Team? You can decide if you want to lead or serve in some way.

Youth and Community

Our Young Writers program and Community programs take the proven methods of the Summer Institute, and our enthusiasm and skill, to our community. Join us in reaching out and raising writers.

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A variety of Family Literacy Programs are offered through the Oregon Writing Project! Find out more (pdf).

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