Credit Workshops

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For over 30 years, the OWP's four-week workshop on the teaching of writing has earned consistently excellent ratings by classroom teachers and external evaluators.

In addition to the four-week workshop, the OWP offers a wide array of other credit workshops that vary in length, topic, and focus. These workshops, whether offered on Miami's campus, off-site, or online, all focus on the best in contemporary theory and practice, involve active participation, and support teachers as they build skills in both teaching and writing. 

Oct 19 – Nov 13: Implementing Literacy Practices 

This year, as we learn more about teaching and learning in new ways, collaborate with other teachers and earn a credit! As part of the workshop, you will implement literacy practices, set goals, reflect on teaching and respond to peers.

This workshop is entirely online, for one month and earns one graduate credit. 
Virtual/Online Format (Asynchronous Design)


Nov 7 & 8: Weekend Workshop –– Vocabulary: Building Word Consciousness

“A word after a word after a word is power” Margaret Atwood

As teachers, we know the power of vocabulary in reading and writing, but how do we support deep word learning in our classrooms? How do we make choices around vocabulary use and instruction? This workshop will provide resources to develop a word conscious classroom, one where students experience word learning environments, increase word knowledge and gain a sense of the power of words in our world. We will read current research around vocabulary acquisition and literacy, interact with guest speakers around code-meshing and share strategies for effective vocabulary practices and design. One semester hour of graduate credit.

Virtual/Online Format  - (Hybrid option if possible)
Synchronous & Asynchronous Design  
8:30 - 3:00



  • Weekend Workshop: March 6 & 7, 2021, 1 graduate credit
  • Teacher as Writer: January - May 2021, 3 graduate credits

COVID-19 Update

OWP is still here for you! Even if on-campus activities are suspended due to COVID-19 precautions, learning never ends at Miami University and The Ohio Writing Project.The OWP workshops will continue online. OWP has a history of strong online workshops that build on the OWP foundation of teacher practice, writing and professional community, regardless of the platform. Email with questions or if you want information for registration.

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