Happenings

Join your NeWP Colleagues on May 2, from 6-8 pm for the Annual NeWP Spring Gathering. (print pdf flyer)
Register now for the Summer Workshops I Love to Write/We Love to Write.  I Love to Write is for 2nd through 5th grade students; I Love to Write2 is for 6th and 7th grade students; We Love to Write is for family groups with at least one adult and one child of 2nd-8th grade to experience the joy of writing together. 
(print registration forms: I Love to Write, We Love to Write, I Love to Write 2)
Applications are being accepted for NeWP Advisory Board  and Co-Director positions(View details)
Apply now for the 2014 NeWP Summer Institutes.  Application deadline is March 3rd, 2014.  (print brochure)
Apply early for the 2014 Holocaust Seminar "Exploring the Holocaust and Social Justice", a free weeklong seminar that begins in O'Neill, Nebraska Sunday June 8th and culminates in Lincoln, Friday June 13th. Application deadline is May 1, early registration encouraged.  (print brochure)
Registrations are being accepted now for the Summer 2014 "Young Writer's Camp" June 16-27  on the UNL City Campus.  Open to all aspiring young writers, grades 9-12.  Read about last year's camp,  VIEW VIDEO, (Register on line) or (print brochure)
Visit Nebraska Organizations That Support Writers, an annotated reference of current happenings and resources for writers around Nebraska.

 

Student writerThe first annual week-long Young Writers Camp brought students together from high schools  across Nebraska
Nebraska State Capitol building2013 Poetry of Place
Read the representative poetry of place written by Nebraska  student poets

 

Welcome


Mission Statement

The Nebraska Writing Project, a network of professional educators and affiliated writers, provides opportunities to improve, enhance and celebrate writing for classrooms and communities across Nebraska.

Belief Statements

  • • The best teachers of writing are writers themselves.
  • • Teachers provide the best instruction for other teachers.
  • • Anyone, no matter their ability level, can improve their writing in a  supportive context with other practicing writers.
  • • True school reform comes through democratic partnerships across grade levels.
  • • Teachers, students and communities benefit when teachers form networks with other teachers and draw on collective expertise.

Goals

  1. To provide educators, through continuing Nebraska Writing Project programs, opportunities to:
    1. write,
    2. network with other teachers,
    3. reflect on and improve teaching, and
    4. act publicly to improve education in our state and region.
  2. To provide schools, colleges, and universities with an effective professional development model.
  3. To identify, celebrate, and enhance the professional roles of successful classroom teachers.