National Writing Project Open Institute

From July 7 to 11 in New Brunswick, The National Writing Project (NWP) at Rutgers Open Institute will host a five-day professional development experience designed to move teachers through a process of self-awareness as writers into self-awareness as teachers of writing. Critical to this process is reflection on one’s own experience as a writer. Participants will write frequently. Teachers from all disciplines and grade levels are welcome to participate. The experience is enriched when teachers across grades and subject areas write together and share their writing.

The Open Institute will help you to:

  • Write in a variety of genres
  • Share your writing in small and large groups
  • Provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Make decisions about revision
  • Reflect on your own writing
  • Apply your self-reflection to your teaching
  • Develop effective strategies for sharing your writing process with your students
  • Develop effective strategies for teaching writing.

Participants must attend all five days and will receive 25 professional development hours.

Date: July 7-11
Rutgers University
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$350 (A special offer to partner districts, Kittattiny Regional Schools, North Brunswick Public Schools and West Essex Regional Schools--one teacher attends free with first paid registration.)
Maggie Devine
848-932-7496, ext. 20765
Online registration:
Downloadable form:
Registration deadline:
until full – limit 20