WITS Helps Schools Reach Their Goals of Teaching Writing Across the Disciplines
Writers in the Schools (WITS) inspires public high school students to write, revise, edit, publish, and perform their own creative writing. WITS programming reinforces the real world importance of reading and writing in all professions, and is designed to meet state and national standards for the arts and language arts.
How WITS Serves Local Writers
Writers who teach with WITS are trained prior to placement, and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities throughout the year.
WITS Annual Report
Last year WITS served more than 3,000 Portland high school students by teaching writing, extending literary experiences beyond the classroom, publishing student work, and presenting student readings throughout the city. Read more about the work of Writers in the Schools and about WITS sponsors and evaluations in our annual report (or you can download it here).