Summary: The National Writing Project awards Writer Badges to educators who have had a substantial engagement with writing in their Writing Project community such as organizing, leading and/or taking part in leadership development events focused on the teacher as writer.
The mission of the National Writing Project (NWP) is to focus the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. The NWP Teacher-Writer Badge is issued to educators who complete a program of literacy learning, study, and leadership development that focuses on outcomes for writing, one of NWP’s Six Social Practices. These programs may be designed and administered by local Writing Project sites or by the National Writing Project.
The Teacher-Writer badge is issued by local Writing Project sites, or the National WritingProject, in recognition of achievements in this social practice. The badge is not subject-specific and can be issued to educators who work at any level, K-university, across the curriculum. The badge
can also be issued to educators who work in educational institutions, libraries, or community settings.
NWP writers are teacher-leaders with demonstrated knowledge and practice of writing and teaching writing. Holders of this badge may work through their local Writing Project site to design and deliver professional learning programs focused on teachers as writers. For more information about the National Writing Project or to find a local site, visit NWP’s website.