The Appleseed Writing Project, established in 2003, takes its name from its proximity to the burial place of the legendary Johnny Appleseed. One of six Indiana writing projects and affiliated with the National Writing Project, the AWP is supported in part through federal funding and seeks to encourage teacher growth through Summer Institutes, professional development, focused workshops, and a supportive community of educators.
The AWP provides professional development training on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. IPFW serves the broad community of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. As the area's foremost education leader, IPFW continues to establish itself as a center for excellence in writing, and with the Appleseed Writing Project, is committed to developing collaborative partnerships with area schools, both to provide instructional leadership and professional teacher development.
The Appleseed Writing Project fosters a dynamic, supportive group of K-16 educators from all disciplines to create outstanding teacher-leaders who provide quality writing instruction via researched-based best practices. By developing collaborative partnerships with area schools, AWP empowers teachers to engage students as life-long learners and critical thinkers who achieve academic and personal success in a digital, interconnected world.
Appleseed Writing Project is currently hosting a series of Saturday workshops called "Teaching with Technology and the Common Core." Please see the calendar of events on the left for more information about this exciting opportunity. AWP is also currently accepting applications for its 2013 Invitational Summer Institute, Open Institute, and registrations for the Summer Youth Camps. Please click on the tabs to the left for more information about these hallmark programs. Thank You!