The workshops create opportunities for teachers of all subjects to experience learning through writing across all academic fields, benefiting from the supportive dialogue they find with colleagues during the workshops. In writing together, there is a sense of community and cooperative effort that develops among participants even over time and distance. This sense of community sets IWT apart from university writing programs, creative writing workshops, and many professional development programs for secondary teachers.
New workshops evolve organically out of ongoing conversations among IWT faculty associates, past workshops, and the needs expressed by participants, allowing continued growth and response to changes in the fields of composition and education. Read More
Outstanding IWT faculty from the fields of composition and rhetoric, history, anthropology, literature and science teach the workshops. Read More
IWT workshops are challenging, engaging, and effective teacher development programs focused on the role of writing in teaching and in learning. Read More
Our workshop participants—teachers of composition, language arts, creative writing, literature, history, mathematics, and science—focus on the role of writing in teaching and learning through challenging, engaging, and effective teacher development programs.