Focused on the role that writing plays in both teaching and learning, the Institute works with teachers and administrators to develop workshops that are intellectually stimulating, innovative, and practically useful to promote the highest level of transfer of new skills into the classroom. IWT has led professional development workshops–from one day to weeklong—for teachers at over 400 urban, suburban, rural, public and independent middle and high schools, and over 300 colleges and universities across the U.S. and internationally.

Please reach out to Assistant Director Michelle Hoffman (mhoffman@bard.edu | 845-758-7432) or Associate Director Celia Bland (bland@bard.edu | 845-758-7544) to discuss how to bring a customized on-site workshop or professional development program to your school. We are happy to talk through which workshop or sequencing can best address your priorities.

Online Workshops

Online Workshops

We offer online workshops that model how IWT writing-based teaching practices can be effectively integrated into hybrid and online teaching. Online workshops include the introductory workshops listed below as well as more targeted workshops focusing on online and connected learning. 
Professional Development Programs

Professional Development Programs

IWT's Professional Development programs are tailored to meet the needs of a particular district or school. IWT works with administrators, curriculum specialists and teachers to develop a program that includes both workshops and coaching.

On-Site Workshops

On-Site Workshops

A typical on-site workshop runs from one to three days. Practical, hands-on instruction in a collaborative learning environment demonstrates how teachers can apply what they learn in their own classrooms.