The National Writing Project-Kent State University (NWP-KSU) has been a National Writing Project site since 1997. NWP-KSU is committed to improving teaching and learning in Northeast Ohio through teacher leadership and professional development.
- Believing that teachers can empower other teachers, NWP-KSU brings together successful teachers to examine their practices and engage in classroom-based research.
- Believing that writing is as fundamental to learning in science, mathematics, and history as it is to learning in English and language arts, NWP-KSU is open to teachers from all levels of instruction and disciplines.
- Believing that writing is best taught by teachers who are themselves writers, NWP-KSU engages its participants in the process of writing and in dialogue on the teaching of writing.
The National Writing Project is authorized under NCLB, Title II, Part C, as providers of standards-aligned professional development for teachers and administrators.
One of four National Writing Project sites in Ohio, NWP-KSU is housed in the Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. You will find us in White Hall on the Kent campus, at (330)672-0636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing a strong, on-going link between Kent State University and local schools, NWP-KSU serves the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, lake, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas.
The mission of National Writing Project at Kent State University is to bring teachers together to share their professional expertise as writers and teachers of writers. This collaboration, which empowers teachers by honoring their informed decision-making, promotes student achievement across the curriculum and grade levels. National Writing Project at Kent State University believes this learning happens best in a supportive community and values the time that meaningful professional development requires. It is in this environment that lead learners and teacher leaders grow and flourish.
Project Director: Dr. Alexa Sandmann
Co-Director: Dr. Deb DeBenedicitis
English Department Liaison: Dr. Karen Powers
Graduate Assitants: Chelsea Swick
Outreach Program Coordinator: Kate Walley