University of Minnesota
minnesota writing project
center for writing

Minnesota Writing Project.Center for Writing's home page.

A sampling of MWP workshop topics

NWP PD engages and energizes teachers while improving students' experience w/writing. Research confirms the positive impacts of NWP PD for teachers and students.

As the Minnesota site of the NWP, we believe that teachers are valuable sources of information for each other, both in the classroom and in leadership positions. MWP draws on teachers' knowledge, passion, and experience to provide hands-on, innovative professional development relevant to today's educational contexts. We provide contextualized professional development that is tailored to schools and their students, as well as offering workshops such as those listed below.

In addition, we are available to confer with schools and districts to assess schools' needs and develop progamming to meet those needs.

Please contact Site Director Steph Rollag Yoon for more information or to set up a consultation.


  • College/Citizen Ready Writers Program: Preparing student writers for college, career, and community
  • Developing culturally relevant writing pedagogy
  • Designing effective and authentic writing assignments
  • Implementing Connected Learning principles to support authentic writing assignments
  • Promoting writing in the content areas
  • Supporting English Language Learners as writers
  • Exploring the benefits, challenges, and practical implementations of digital/multimodal writing
  • Integrating art in the teaching of writing—or vice versa!
  • Fostering a writing community and facilitating classroom writers’ workshops
  • Embedding mechanics in writing instruction
  • Building students’ revision toolkits
  • Building formative and summative writing assessments
  • Preparing students for formal writing assessments