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Green Mountain Writing Project at UVM

About Us

Writing Project Core Principles:

  • Teachers at every level are the agents of reform; universities and schools are ideal partners for investing in that reform through professional development.
  • Writing can and should be taught, not just assigned, at every grade level. Professional development programs can help educators.
  • Knowledge about the teaching of writing comes from many sources: theory and research, the analysis of practice, and the experience of writing.
  • There is no single right approach to teaching writing; however, some practices prove to be more effective than others.
  • Teachers who are well informed and effective in their practice can be successful teachers of other teachers as well as partners in educational research, development, and implementation.

The Green Mountain Writing Project at UVM is Vermont's local site of the National Writing Project and is housed in the College of Education and Social Services.

About the Green Mountain Writing Project

The Green Mountain Writing Project (GMWP at UVM), established in 1996 on the campus of The University of Vermont, is a university-based organization of, by, and for teachers of writing. A site of the National Writing Project , GMWP is committed to improving writing and learning in the nation's schools through its instructional leadership and professional development offerings.

Most importantly, GMWP is a network of teachers, from kindergarten through university level. Most of the work of the site is carried out by its teacher-consultants, many of whom serve on task forces in the areas of Continuity (programs to support GMWP teacher leaders), Inservice, and the Invitational Summer Institute. GMWP is governed and led by its director, the co-directors and a board of teacher consultants.

About the National Writing Project

The National Writing Project (NWP) is a professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects. The mission of the NWP is to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and improving learning in the nation's schools. Learn more about the NWP.

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