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What is the Appleseed Writing Project?

The Appleseed Writing Project (AWP), which takes its name from its proximity to the burial place of the legendary Johnny Appleseed, was established in 2003. The Appleseed Writing Project is IPFW’s ongoing professional development program designed to help teachers K-16 in all disciplines to teach and assess writing. The philosophy of the National Writing Project is that teachers make the best instructors for other teachers, and therefore it is our goal to build a professional core of teachers who will share their expertise with their colleagues.

During the four week Summer Institute each Fellow presents a demonstrations of a successful teaching approach, attends presentations by special guests, participates in writing groups to share and respond to one another’s writing, and discusses applications of current research and curricular movements in writing and writing assessment. By the conclusion of the Institute, Fellows are prepared to serve as leaders in local schools, to become Teacher Consultants, and to make professional contributions to writing instruction.

The IPFW campus serves the broad community of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. As the area’s foremost education leader, IPFW is working to establish itself as a center of excellence in writing, and with AWP, is committed to developing collaborative partnerships with area schools, both to provide instructional leadership and professional teacher development.

Writing Interview Questions

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Favorite Authors

AWP Fall Conference 2010