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Wyoming Writing Project|Department of English

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a writing project do?

The Wyoming Writing Project's mission is to improve the quality of writing and writing instruction through all grade levels (K-16) and across all curricula in the state of Wyoming. Additionally, as an adjunct of the National Writing Project, the WWP offers Wyoming's teachers and administrators a range of professional development opportunities. For more information in this area, click the links to the ISI and the NWP, or contact us at wwp@uwyo.edu.


Who makes up the Wyoming Writing Project?

The WWP is open to all teachers and administrators in the state, K-16. Becoming a "Teacher Consultant" requires participation in an Invitational Summer Institute (ISI). Under federal law, every writing project site must have a director who is affiliated with an accredited university. At present the WWP also has a Fiscal Officer and an Advisory Board (see Contacts).


Where did the National Writing Project come from?

The NWP has a long history, going back to the days of the Bay Area Writing Project. The fullest answer to this question can be found by visiting the NWP online.

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