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National Writing Project

Unique in breadth and scale, the National Writing Project (NWP) is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving teachers across disciplines and at all levels. NWP provides professional development, develops resources, generates research, and acts on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.


How the National Writing Project Supports Implementation of LDC CoreTools

National Writing Project sites focus on the core mission of improving the teaching of writing and improving the use of writing across the disciplines by offering high-quality professional development programs, such as LDC, for educators at all grade levels and across the curriculum.

NWP leaders who have participated in the yearlong process of writing, teaching, and reflecting upon the work of LDC understand the LDC system and the process, and are well positioned to provide professional development within school systems. Having developed modules themselves, teachers and directors in participating local sites now have the capacity to guide other teachers in work within the LDC Framework. (Find the NWP site nearest to you)


Experience with LDC

National Writing Project was one of the original organizations funded by the Gates Foundation in 2010 to develop innovative professional development to help states, districts, and schools implement the LDC Framework. Since then NWP has worked with literacy leaders in seven states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York) to learn and implement the LDC Framework.


Contact the National Writing Project

To learn how the National Writing Project can support your LDC implementation, contact:
Kathleen Riley

National Writing Project
2105 Bancroft Way #1042
Berkeley, CA 94720-1042
(510) 642-0963