Started by former English department chair Russ Larson in the mid-1980s, the Eastern Michigan Writing Project (EMWP) is a local site of the National Writing Projects of Michigan (NWPM). The NWPM consists of eleven Michigan sites offering professional development based on the National Writing Project (NWP) model. In the spirit of the NWP, founded in 1974 at the University of California-Berkeley with the primary goal of improving student writing achievement by improving the teaching of writing, EMWP strives to:
- Improve student writing and thinking by improving the teaching of writing
- Provide professional development programs for classroom teachers, and
- Expand the professional roles of teachers.
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