Inservice Topics   Inservice Packages
The AWP currently has 65 trained Teacher Consultants offering  one or more presentations related to the teaching of writing. All presentations include underlying theory and research; activities, including writing; descriptions of classroom experience; samples of student writing; questions, answers, and discussion; and handouts, including an annotated bibliography. Presentations include but are not limited to topics such as:

  • The math and writing connection
  • Multi-genre research
  • Portfolios
  • Writing in science
  • Using Photostory to teach writing
  • Using patterns for poetry, paragraphs, and essays
  • Writing revision
  • Grammar for non-grammarians
  • Local legends
  • Writing and dialect
  • The art of bookmaking
  • Teaching writing to students with  
  • Disabilities
  • Guided imagery
  • Plagiarism

We offer single workshops, or workshops in a series up to 15 sessions, the equivalent of a semester-long course. Individual schools and school systems interested in a single workshop should contact Inservice Coordinator Grace Bradshaw at or Director Amy Clark at or 276-376-4562. For a series contact Amy Clark.

"Cancellation policy for inservice given by the Appalachian Writing Project at UVA's College at Wise:  Our Teacher Consultants may be traveling two or more hours to provide inservice at your school in addition to several hours' preparation time and purchased supplies; therefore, we require at least 48 hours notice of cancellation. If we do not receive notice of cancellation within 48 hours we will invoice for travel (if the TC has already made the trip), supplies, and preparation time. Please call the number provided should you need to cancel or have questions. Thank you for understanding."