Focused on the critical role that writing plays in both teaching and learning, IWT brings together secondary and college teachers for innovative, intellectually stimulating, and practically useful workshops, conferences, and on-site consulting.

  • From the Director

    One of the questions we’re most frequently asked is, “Which workshop should I take first?” Read more

  • History

    Founded by Bard College president Leon Botstein, for nearly three decades IWT has been guiding teachers in developing and refining writing practices with the goal of enlivening and enriching classrooms through writing. Read more

  • Mission

    In an experiential setting, participants learn, by doing what their students will do, how workshop practices can be applied in their classrooms. Read more

  • Workshops

    IWT creates professional development workshops for teachers across the curriculum in secondary schools and colleges, leading workshops on a range of topics in the teaching of writing. Read More

  • Current Work

    IWT has been as busy as ever this academic year, with a variety of workshops presented and planned, both at Bard and on-site for teachers at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in the United States and Canada. Read More

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