About The Model at Work


Welcome to The Model at Work, an interactive website with a rich collection of ideas, strategies and programs gathered from NWP sites across the country. This resource for leaders of local Writing Project sites currently contains over 1000 individual posts, organized and tagged for ease of use. The vision for this website is to have a bank of resources available to site leaders on-demand on a wide range of topics of interest.

Originally created in March 2012 as part of the 2012 Review of NWP Annual Site Narrative reports, the website now includes excerpts from NWP Site Narratives from each year since 2012. The website is intended to be a living document where site leaders can comment on posts and continue to share resources. Readers will find sections of NWP Site Narratives, clipped directly and presented in the voices of the original writers. Search the site by keywords or state postal abbreviations, or browse channels of interest. Bookmark posts that interest you and comment to share your own thoughts, questions, and links. Periodically you will see new Issues—collections where site leaders pull together several posts on a topic to share. Please visit often and contribute to the conversations using the “Add new comment” feature at the bottom of each post.

Take a moment to review the video tutorial below to get oriented to the site. Contact us at siteresources@nwp.org to share questions, suggestions, and requests for technical support. We look forward to working with all of you to make this a useful resource for the network.

How To Create an Account

In order to bookmark or comment on posts, you must have an account and you must be logged in. To log in or create an account, click the red tab that says "Login/Join" under the NWP logo above, then click Log in. If you have already joined the site, enter your login information in the fields provided. If you do not already have an account, click the Create an account button and proceed as instructed. In order to prevent spam, all user accounts must be approved by an administrator before you will have access to use the site. We will receive notice of your request immediately and will approve your account as soon as possible.

If you have any trouble registering or logging in, contact us at siteresources@nwp.org.

How To Use This Site

This video, created for the 2012 launch of the Model at Work, offers an overview of how to find content on the site, and learn about functionality available to registered users.