Red Cedar Writing Project

RCWP through partnering with NWP is bringing exciting opportunity to Michigan school districts for teacher professional development focused on the teaching of/with writing in academic year 21-22. This opportunity is part of our ongoing work with the College, Career, and Community Writing Project (C3WP) and is designed to build on the outstanding work you are already doing while also addressing any needs you might identify for your students, teachers, or programs. 

Upcoming Events

Are you a writer looking to build community with other K-16 teacher-writers? Join us for the 2021 Invitational Summer Institute!

Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming mini-conference, March 27th!

Check out our writing prompts for Greenrock and Spartan Writing Camp

And don’t forget to follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) is Michigan State University’s site of the National Writing Project. The cornerstone of the project is a four-week Summer Institute (SI) in which teachers focus on becoming more effective writers, teachers of writing, and teacher leaders. At the conclusion of the Summer Institute, teachers earn the internationally recognized credential, National Writing Project Teacher-Consultant (TC).

Each year, in addition to the Summer Institute, RCWP  offers open institutes for teachers who are not connected with the network, as well as a multitude of summer youth programs and professional development opportunities for school districts.

Red Cedar Writing Project TCs act as leaders in our site’s work through opportunities to develop in-service for their own schools and other districts, as well as state and national organizations. RCWP teachers also join one another in a variety of continuity events designed to sustain them as writers, researchers, leaders, and teachers of writing.

The National Writing Project (NWP)

For over 30 years, the National Writing Project (NWP) has championed a “teachers teaching teachers” model of professional development learning communities. During Summer Institutes (SI) at more than 200 universities in every state of the nation, teachers reshape their own identities as writers by demonstrating and interrogating best practices in approaches to writing and teaching writing. Participants engage in writing groups, identify questions they have related to teaching writing, and emerge in reading that expands their understanding of their students, contexts, and pedagogies.


At Red Cedar Writing Project, as well as Michigan State University, we are concerned first and foremost with the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff. Both Greenrock Writers Retreat and Spartan Writing Camps will be held virtually during the summer of 2021. Please visit their pages for more information.