About Us

The mission of the Morehead Writing Project (MWP) is to improve student writing achievement by improving the teaching of writing in Eastern Kentucky schools.

Founded in 1986, MWP is a federally- and state-funded professional development program whose goal is to help Eastern Kentucky public school teachers become better writers and writing teachers. We are affiliated with the National Writing Project, the Kentucky Writing Project, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Morehead State University.

MWP’s involvement in the state and national networks offers teachers opportunities beyond MWP’s local programming including 2011 programs such as a Technology and Literacy Academy held at MSU and a Holocaust and Social Justice Education Seminar at the University of Louisville.

At the core of our work is an invitational Summer Institute–a Fellowship program unique to National Writing Project sites. Additionally, MWP provides year-round contracted and grant-funded outreach programs and teacher training to Eastern Kentucky schools. All MWP programs align with Kentucky Core Content and Program of Studies curricula and Kentucky Professional Development Standards. As a National Writing Project affiliate, MWP qualifies as an exemplary professional development provider by No Child Left Behind regulations.