Focused on the role that writing plays in both teaching and learning, the Institute works with teachers and administrators to develop workshops that are intellectually stimulating, innovative, and practically useful to promote the highest level of transfer of new skills into the classroom. IWT has led professional development workshops–from one day to weeklong—for teachers at over 400 urban, suburban, rural, public and independent middle and high schools, and over 300 colleges and universities across the U.S. and internationally.
A typical on-site workshop runs from one to three days. Practical, hands-on instruction in a collaborative learning environment demonstrates how teachers can apply what they learn in their own classrooms.
Professional Development Programs
IWT's Professional Development programs are tailored to meet the needs of a particular district or school. IWT works with administrators, curriculum specialists and teachers to develop a program that includes both workshops and coaching.