What is the Oregon Writing Project?
OWP sites share a national program model, adhering to a set of shared principles and practices for teacher’s professional development. In addition to developing a cadre of local teachers called Teacher Consultants, OWP/UO also develops a cadre of Technology Teacher Consultants. OWP/UO designs and delivers customized in-service programs for local schools, districts through participation in NWP’s Special Focus Networks: Rural, Technology and ELL. Additionally, OWP/UO delivers customized inservice programs through Partnership Programs and Embedded Institutes.
A Network of University-Based Sites
Five regional sites make up the OWP network, serving teachers from all corners of the state. Eastern Oregon University, Lewis and Clark, Willamette, University of Oregon and Southern Oregon University each host a site. Sites work with area school districts to offer high-quality professional development programs for educators. National research studies have confirmed significant gains in writing performance among students of teachers who have participated in Oregon Writing Project programs.