Maryland Writing Project

Director: Diane Wood, dwood@towson.edu
Co-Director: Leslie Goetsch, lgoetsch@towson.edu

The Maryland Writing Project (MWP), a site of the National Writing Project, is housed in and supported by Towson University’s College of Education.

Established in Baltimore in 1981, the MWP is a teacher-driven professional development organization for teachers across the content areas in grades pre-K through university. Its mission is to identify, train and support excellent teachers so they can share their knowledge and experience in teaching writing and using writing as a learning tool. Teachers participate in an invitational summer institute to become Teacher Consultants. They research, develop and share best writing practices to effect change in their classrooms, schools, and school systems.

The MWP offers both undergraduate and graduate courses. MWP Teacher Consultants serve as instructors for EDUC 301. At the graduate level, MWP-trained Teacher Consultants have taught EDUC 605, EDUC 734, EDUC 667 and EDUC 661.