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What is the Boston Writing Project:

The Boston Writing Project is a local site of the National Writing Project.

The BWP works in partnership with school communities by providing:

Teacher Consultants who are successful practitioners and trained workshop presenters;

  • On-Site, long-term professional development
  • Assistance to schools in dealing with state assessment in writing
  • PreK-college curriculum planning in writing
  • Expertise in urban, diverse contexts.
  • Graduate Certificate Program in Teaching Writing in the Schools

Boston Writing Project
College of Education and Human Development
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Email: bwp@umb.edu
Phone: (617) 287-7665
Fax: (617) 287-7664

History and Development

Founded in 1979, the Boston Writing Project (BWP) is a program of the Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT) in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. The goal of the BWP is to work with schools and teachers to improve the teaching and learning of writing in Massachusetts classrooms, K-College. To further this goal, the BWP has conducted annual summer institutes, inservice programs and a graduate certificate program in the teaching of writing for a wide variety of urban and suburban schools and teachers.

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