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Ohio Writing Project

The Ohio Writing Project is a site of the National Writing Project at Miami University. OWP is a network of K-12 teachers, university faculty, researchers, and writers working to advance writing and the teaching of writing.

Welcome to the Ohio Writing Project

Join a community of K-12 educators who are passionate about teaching and learning. As part of the Miami University English Department, OWP supports K-12 teachers across the region and celebrates the professionalism, expertise, and talent of educators. Through graduate workshops, school professional development, writing groups, book studies, conferences and national grants, OWP provides a professional community for teachers based on shared writing, professional knowledge and practical teaching.

Teachers in the OWP community engage in inquiry-driven and classroom practical pedagogy and become literacy leaders in their classrooms, their school communities and across the state.

Our Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is 32-credit hour degree program designed for working K-12 teachers. With a focus on classroom research and reflection, the OWP MAT enables teachers to work together to share practical, impactful strategies that can be directly applied to the classroom and students. Created for teachers by teachers, the OWP MAT program is flexible and meaningful for teachers looking to find their professional home. 


Teaching of Writing Certificate

The Teaching of Writing Certificate is an 18-credit hour program for teachers who already have their master's degree and are looking for new ways to showcase their expertise in literacy instruction. The Teaching of Writing Certificate is built on choice and flexibility, giving teachers the opportunity to explore elective classes that are meaningful to their teaching and their classrooms. 

Graduate Credit Workshops

The Ohio Writing Project offers a wide variety of stand-alone courses that are open to all K-12 educators. All OWP workshops are taught by classroom teachers and focus on the best in contemporary theory and practice, involve active participation, and support teachers as they build skills across all areas of literacy. OWP credit workshops are offered in-person, online, and hybrid formats, and explore the most relevant topics in education and literacy instruction in the classroom.

Interested in learning more about OWP?

Ask questions, begin the application process, or find out more information about any of OWP's programs. Email to get started!

K-12 Professional Development

The Ohio Writing Project offers professional learning designed for districts, schools, and teachers through on-site school sessions, credit workshops, and advanced degrees. Our professional learning consistently receives high evaluations and focuses on key elements of the Ohio Standards for Professional Development including collaborative learning and active engagement.

Youth Writing Camp

The Youth Writing Camp provides young writers with exciting, active, and cooperative experiences that will enhance and improve their writing skills while sparking their creativity. The four day camp is facilitated by OWP trained classroom teachers and local authors. 

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