Teachers Teaching Teachers.

The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) is a practitioner network, connecting K-university educators—including teachers, principals, professors, parents, and out-of-school-time leaders—to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning across grade levels and disciplines.

PhilWP is a site of the National Writing Project (NWP) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PennGSE). PhilWP is also a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources consortium member.


Invitational Summer Institute

Since 1986, PhilWP's Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) on Writing and Literacy has supported teachers in developing an inquiry stance on teaching practice. 

Building on successes of our 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 ISIs, we continue to integrate sources and strategies from the Library of Congress's Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program to support writing, inquiry, reflection, and justice-oriented action within and across disciplines. This year's ISI is financially supported by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, Penn GSE, and generous PhilWP donors.

We are excited to partner with Independence National Historical Park, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History as hosts for the 2023 ISI.


As part of their participation in the ISI, teachers will:

Facilitation Team and Guest Educators