National Writing Project Fellowship
The Capital Area Writing Project (CAWP) not only provides a network of local and nationwide teachers for the pursuit of ideas and encouragement, but also adds an opportunity to earn a credential of distinction: National Writing Project Fellow.
Purpose and Objectives
Through graduate coursework, active school-based inquiry, and mentorship, the National Writing Project (NWP) fellowship offers educators research-based professional learning designed to:
- Evaluate instructional strategies to develop writing and integrated reading and writing skills applicable across grade levels and content areas
- Assess students’ diverse needs and develop plans to impact learning
- Critically consider teachers’ professional needs and develop goals and action plans to address teaching challenges
- Establish collaborative mentor relationships with NWP educators and teachers in our region
Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows may add their new designation to résumés and parlay their expertise into opportunities within their local schools or organizations.
Fellowship Study Aligned with Penn State Harrisburg’s Graduate Teacher Education Programs
Candidates enrolled in any master-level graduate program within Teacher Education may complete the fellowship as a part of their degree requirements. Non-degree graduate candidates and post-baccalaureate certification candidates are also eligible. Current and new teacher education program candidates are encouraged to apply.
There are multiple pathways to becoming a Capital Area Writing Project Fellow. No matter which path you select, you will begin your professional journey by enrolling in EDUC 452. Teaching Writing.
Please contact us via e-mail to learn more about the available options.
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Subject: NWP/CAWP Fellowship
Capital Area Writing Project
Penn State Harrisburg
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, Pennsylvania 17057