Oregon Writing Project

Inservice Programs

An affiliate of the National Writing Project, the Oregon Writing Project is a respected leader in the area of professional development for teachers in all disciplines and grade levels. OWP 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.

Inservice series are designed to increase the use of writing to learn, improve student writing, and provide an understanding of recent research and its impact on classroom practices. We do not offer a pre-packaged program designed to exclude the current work and/or programs present in your school. Instead, we aim to share our expertise with your school staff, so as to directly improve student learning.

Inservice sessions can be scheduled after school, on inservice days, during summer break, on-line, or any combination thereof. Fee accommodations will be made for small community schools with less than ten staff members or partnering schools with a total of thirty staff or more. For all programs more than 20 miles from the Willamette University campus, traveling expenses must be added.

Please note: The National Writing Project is authorized to receive federal funding under Title II, Part C, Subpart II of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Possible Inservice Topics include:

Process Based Instruction: Genres of Writing: Diverse Student Populations:
  • Structures to Support a Writing Classroom
  • Prewriting
  • Writing Conferences
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Poetry
  • Narrative 
  • Persuasive
  • Expository
  • Writing to a Prompt
  • ELL
  • Boy Writers
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Children of Poverty
Writing to Learn:  Assessment Technology:
  • Writing in the Content Areas
  • Reading/Writing Connection 
  • Digital Writing/Publilcation
  • Video Production

For more information or to schedule an inservice program, contact:

Angela Obery
Inservice Coordinator
Oregon Writing Project
Graduate School of Education
900 State St., Salem, OR 97301