What is The Current?

The Current website is an emerging and open knowledge base created and curated by its community of members. We gather resources, collections, reflections, inquiries, and stories about what it means to learn and teach writing in our increasingly digital and interconnected world. With a particular focus on digital literacy and Connected Learning, The Current invites all educators (in/out of school, across all levels and disciplines, modes and modalities!) to join and share work, reflections and practices. We invite you to participate. And thank you for your contributions.

The National Writing Project

The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide network of educators working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation’s schools and in other settings. NWP provides high-quality professional development programs to teachers in a variety of disciplines and at all levels, from early childhood through university. Through its network of more than two hundred university-based sites located in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NWP develops the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help students become successful writers and learners. Learn more about the National Writing Project.

Thank you to our partners

The National Writing Project thanks the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for its support of The Current through the Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative.

Contact Us

We welcome you to contact us with any comments and questions about The Current website and project.