Grantee Profile

National Writing Project

Grants to National Writing Project

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The National Writing Project is a professional development network of more than 100,000 teachers across the country. It will use this grant to develop, test, and study new models of civics learning designed for the digital era in the Oakland, California, school system. New models will be based on research and hypotheses emerging from the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. This work provides an important opportunity to re-think what civics education looks like in American high schools.

  • $1,300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The National Writing Project is a professional development network that reaches more than 100,000 teachers of writing at all grade levels, and teachers in nearly all subjects, in most states across the country. With this grant, NWP will help build a community of educators around the country committed to adapting, extending, and contributing to the curricula, program models, digital tools, and other prototypes that have been incubated in MacArthur-supported learning innovation sites, including the Hive Learning Network, YOUmedia/Learning Labs, and Quest schools.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The National Writing Project is a professional development network that helps teachers at all grade levels, nationwide, develop their skills in the teaching of writing. With past support, the Project developed an array of resources and products that are available to educators through the Digital Is initiative and website. It will use this grant to engage educators, in schools and elsewhere, with new ways to design learning environments across in-and out-of-school settings, and to expand awareness and understanding of the promise of digital media and learning and the research that underlies its principles and practices.

  • $1,300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The National Writing Project, a professional development network that serves writing teachers of writing at all grade levels and subjects, will use this grant to create professional development opportunities for additional YOUmedia sites nationwide, including new YOUmedia sites slated to launch by end of 2011: the Smithsonian Institute's Hirshhorn Museum; Hartford Public Library; Miami-Dade Public Library; three Chicago branch libraries ; and Dreamyard, a community-based project in the Bronx. The Project will partner with Urban Libraries Council to provide technical assistance to the 25 sites jointly funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Foundation.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To support a summer institute for leadership development in learning networks in Chicago and New York City.

  • $800,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To disseminate and ensure widespread use of new learning environments and research findings among more than 100,000 teachers across the United States (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To build the field of digital media and learning through engagement with teachers.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Writing Project $4,425,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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