Our Goals

 

  • Improve student writing abilities.
  • Support teachers with resources and a sense                      of community.
  • Support young writers with local workshops.
  • Inspire teachers to promote social justice                            in the classroom.
  • Improve communication among urban, suburban,                and rural teachers.
  • Encourage teachers to see themselves as writers.
  • Expand the professional and leadership roles                      of classroom teachers. 
  • Support local school districts with professional                    development opportunities.

Who We Are

 

Established in 1983, the Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP) is one of nearly 200 university-based National Writing Project sites. We are a Pre-K - College community of educators and lifelong learners working in conjunction with the University of Central Missouri We seek to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in our schools. We offer teaching and writing classes for teachers and young people in Kansas City and the surrounding area. 

GREATER KANSAS CITY

Results

Independent research shows benefits of Writing Projects to students and teachers. Read more. 

Our professional development improves student writing achievement.Read more

WELCOME TO THE GREATER KANSAS CITY WRITING PROJECT