The Invitational Institute helps build community among teachers of writing and helps instructors keep abreast of research in the teaching of writing. It's good for the soul too!
Since 2004, PLWP has served as a preliminary judging site for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national, annual high school writing and art contest. Each year we recruit scorers for the Missouri Writing Region regional entries and national at-large scoring (if needed).
Recruitment for scorers occurs yearly in January.