GREATER KANSAS CITY

Get Involved​ 

Apply for the Summer Invitational Institute
Arrange Professional Development for your school or department. Contact: info@gkcwp.org

WELCOME TO THE GREATER KANSAS CITY WRITING PROJECT

Upcoming Events


Teaching Writing with New Media
ENG 5520A (3 credit hours)
Monday, July 6;  Monday, July 13th - Friday, July 17th, 2015

Preparing Secondary Students for College Academic Writing
ENG 5591 (3 credit hours)
Monday, August 3rd - Friday, August 7th, 2015

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 Missouri-Kansas City. 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.