Professional Development


Opportunities For Teachers and Administrators

Online Book Studies

Sept. 27 - Nov. 15, 2014

Buy the book and join the conversation with other teachers right from your own home. Participants will read and post ideas, questions and reflections on Schoology each week, as we explore two trending topics: boys writers and integrating nonfiction into the classroom. Register by September 20 for instructions on how to join the group. Learn more about IWP's online book studies +

Fall Workshops

Fall Workshops feature presentations on best practices in literacy education and the teaching of writing by the Teacher-Consultants of the Indiana Writing Project. The workshops are open to all teachers and administrators interested in improving the teaching of writing in their schools. Learn more about IWP's Fall Workshops +

Open Institute

Open Institute is a week-long, collaborative exploration of how writing workshop works in classrooms facilitated by Teacher-Consultants of the Indiana Writing Project. The Open Institute is open to and appropriate for all teachers. Past participants have ranged from kindergarten teachers to high school French instructors.

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Summer Invitational Institute

The cornerstone of the Indiana Writing Project is the Summer Invitational Institute held for four weeks during Ball State University's second summer session. The institute brings together nearly twenty educators who teach at the elementary, intermediate, and secondary level. Participants learn from each other ways to improve how writing is taught. View photos from Summer Institute >>.

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Inservice Workshops and Training

Teachers who have completed the project's summer institute and additional preparation are available for presentations, workshops, and inservices for schools or school districts.

Just contact Barbara Miller, IWP Co-Director for Inservice Programs, at and describe your needs. Possiblities include study groups, portfolios, authentic assessment, writing across the curriculum, process writing, reading/writing workshops, and the writing portion of ISTEP.

IWP Teaching Consultants can also contact Barbara Miller if they are interested in offering programs like this.

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Opportunities for Teacher Consultants

Advanced Institute

The Advanced Institute provides rejuvenation, camaraderie, reflection, growth, and fun for participants. Fellow teachers facilitate workshops exploring topics in writing and learning. In 2014, we offered an Advanced Institute June 11-13.