The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Seeking Co-Director Applicants

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Dear colleagues,

Each spring, WMWP seeks two new co-directors to serve on its leadership team. This year, the three-year terms of Outreach Co-Director Kevin Hodgson and Language, Culture, and Diversity Co-Director Momodou Sarr are ending, and we are inviting applications for those positions for the next three-year term, 2019-2022.


When The Springfield Armory Is The Classroom

Refections from Teachers at the Springfield Armory
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Educators from kindergarten through high school in the Pioneer Valley joined together to explore local history, primary sources, literacies and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. All participants used the Springfield Armory as the course classroom, and then worked on lesson plans and units that focused on local history. A focus was on innovation and technology, as the group explored how the Springfield Armory long served as a hub of manufacturing and history in our region, and beyond.


Project-Based Learning Rolls Out in South Hadley

Teachers Sharing Project-Based Learning
Saturday, February 9, 2019

by Karen Diaz and Diana Roy

Teachers are continually looking for teaching methods that engage their students and leave them with the skills and habits of mind that will make them lifelong learners and productive citizens. English teachers and special education teachers at Michael E. Smith Middle School in South Hadley are working with Western Massachusetts Writing Project teacher consultants during their professional development time this school year to learn about Project-Based Learning and develop units that will accomplish just that.