Capital Area Writing Project
Since 1982, the Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) has been an organization of, by, and for teachers of all grade levels dedicated to improving the instruction of writing and the use of reading and writing in the content areas. One of over 200 sites of the National Writing Project, CAWP is located within the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. We hope you'll consider taking part in our inservice, outreach, or continuity programs.
Professional Development: For 30 years the National Writing Project has provided research-based, high quality professional development for teachers and has been catalogued as a Comprehensive School Reform provider under Title I. Programs presented by the Capital Area Writing Project are approved for No Child Left Behind. We specialize in helping teachers link theory to practice and practice to standards and assessment.
The mission of CAWP is to establish communities of teacher writers of all disciplines and all levels. We commit to practicing and teaching writing as well as nurturing professional growth, ultimately creating communities of student writers. By 2008, CAWP will take a leadership role in the teaching of writing among school communities by strengthening and supporting literacy across the curriculum.