The Hoosier Writing Project (HWP), founded in 1993, is a vibrant, teacher-centered, professional community working to improve writing and learning in schools throughout Indiana. HWP is a site of the National Writing Project, the nation’s premier professional development network for teachers of writing. NWP was established in 1974 in Berkeley, California, with core principles that remain the same today:
HWP supports Indiana teachers and students in two vital ways:
The Hoosier Writing Project is located in the Department of English at IUPUI. HWP has a satellite site in South Bend. Thus, we serve teachers in counties across central Indiana (in a triangle stretching roughly from Terre Haute to Indianapolis to Columbus) and counties around South Bend. Over 300 teachers have gone through our Summer Institutes, and many remain active in Indiana schools today, leading the way in literacy education.