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.
The Appleseed Writing Project is hosting a new website on Word Press where teacher consultants and other participants can interact on discussion boards featuring best practices in the classroom and the National Writing Project model, find forms and updated calendars, as well as all the latest news from the Appleseed Writing Project leadership team!
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