I have always geared my endeavors towards the improvement of reading skills without realizing how interconnected reading and writing truly are. The PLWP Institute has helped me broaden my focus to include the idea of enhancing communication and reading through the teaching of writing and personal expression. I don't know of any discipline which could not be positively influenced by participation in a writing institute.
PLWP offers institutes for MWSU graduate credit as well as MWSU graduate courses which are taught by National Writing Project Teacher Consultants; these PLWP courses are available to teachers at the reduced tuition rate of $75 per credit. See the Summer and Fall 2017 course offerings.
The PLWP courses count toward three MWSU graduate degrees:
- PLWP Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
- Master of Applied Arts (MAA) in Written Communication: Writing Option
The Certificate in the Teaching of Writing is an 18-hour program for teachers wishing to meet professional development requirements as well as for post-master’s candidates specializing in teaching writing. Upon completion of the certificate, participants are ideally suited to fulfill leadership roles in collaborative teaching projects and in professional development offerings related to improving literacy instruction, grades K -16. The courses in the Certificate are taught by National Writing Project Teacher Consultants, and available to teachers at the reduced tuition rate of $75 a credit hour. See Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing for more information about the program and courses. See instructions for applying for a list of application materials to prepare and where to send them.
Designed for teachers wishing to specialize in examining texts for diverse media—especially web 2.0 technologies—the 34-hour MAA consists of a 22-hour interdisciplinary core of media, organizational communication and data analysis courses, plus a 12-hour option of writing courses, including as many as 12 of the 18 hours required for the PLWP Graduate Certificate. Download flyer for degree requirements and course descriptions.