Greater Madison Writing Project

The Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP) at UW–Madison is an affiliate of the National Writing Project (NWP) , a nationally acclaimed professional learning community that puts educators’ knowledge, experience, and voices at its center. GMWP offers both professional development for educators as well as enrichment opportunities for children and young adult writers. Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP), is a joint effort between the College of Letters & Science and the School of Education.

Our Vision

“Lead an education revolution through writing where teachers are at the center and students are at the heart of every classroom, school and district in our nation.”

Our Mission

“Serve as a professional home that nurtures, inspires and empowers educators to be engaged writers, researchers, leaders and activists in their schools and communities so they will nurture, inspire and empower students to be writers, researchers, leaders and activists themselves.”

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that educators are experts, and inspired and empowered educators can change the world.
  • We believe in writing as a reflective and creative practice that is essential to having voice in one’s life.
  • We believe all people can learn and that all learners deserve an engaging and enriching education.
  • We believe educators are lifelong learners.
  • We believe in a holistic approach to education that considers the whole person.

Core Values

  • Imagination and Creativity
  • Passion and Optimism
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Mentorship and Collaboration

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Contact

If you have questions about the Greater Madison Writing Project, our programs, or would like to partner with us please email mdziedzic@wisc.edu

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Covid-19 Update

All of our virtual programs will be running as planned. We are following UW–Madison campus policy regarding in-person program cancellations. Please check the UW-Madison COVID-19 website for updates. 

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July 2020

PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

July 21 @ 9:00 am CDT - August 4 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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GMWP Online Yearlong Institute

July 27 - July 30
Price varies
A row of black pencils with a red UW-Madison pencil

Educators are teaching and learning in unprecedented times. The COVID 19 pandemic demanded emergency remote teaching and educators across the country met the demand. The pandemic provided an opportunity to see our students’ and our…

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Nature Writing Camp (Online)

July 27 @ 1:00 pm CDT - July 31 @ 3:00 pm CDT
Nature Writing Camp students at Olbrich Gardens

The natural world has been an inspiration to writers since the beginning of time. Join us for a week that allows our surroundings to motivate our writing! Wherever you are - we will learn more…

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August 2020

PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

August 3 @ 9:00 am CDT - August 7 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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High School Writers Camp (Online)

August 3 @ 10:00 am CDT - August 7 @ 12:00 pm CDT
$250
High School Writing Camp students sitting together on a bench

Enjoy a supportive and creative environment led by a staff dedicated to inspiring and supporting writers of all abilities. Engage in the writing process while exploring a variety of genres including poetry, creative nonfiction, personal…

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Rise Up & Write: Let’s Talk About Election 2020 (Online)

August 4 @ 1:00 pm CDT - August 13 @ 3:00 pm CDT
$250
middle school girl writing

Join us to raise our voices about the important issues at play in the 2020 election. This session will support writers and activists in middle and high school in creating multimedia commentaries for the KQED…

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PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

August 10 @ 9:00 am CDT - August 14 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning (Online)

August 17 @ 9:00 am CDT - August 21 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Price varies
PowerUp:Real Teaching for Virtual learning students

In these challenging times, high-quality practices that blend online and in-person teaching are more valuable than ever before. PowerUp: Real Teaching for Virtual Learning builds on cutting-edge ideas of instructional design and blended learning in…

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