San Marcos Writing Project

The San Marcos Writing Project (SMWP) is one of 190 sites of the National Writing Project (17 in California), which is a professional development network of teachers whose goal is to improve student-writing achievement by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation's schools.

The writing project is a resource for teachers and school districts. During the school year, writing project teachers can also provide professional development workshops for other teachers in their schools and communities. We host Open Institutes around relevant topics for two weeks in the summer or two to three day workshops during the school year. We also host Young Writer's Camps for two weeks in the summer at school sites around North San Diego County for students in grades two through eight.

Events for TCs for 2013-14

CWP & Digital Learning Day - Upstanders, not Bystanders

ELA Common Core Inservice

Invitational Summer Institute

Saturday Series

  • Writing is the Core:  Implementing Common Core
    Saturday Series, AY 2013-14 (Flyer/Registration)


  • Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC)
    June 25-27, 2014  (Flyer/Registration)
  • Habits of Highly Effective Teachers of Writing
    Summer Series:  July 21 - 25, 2014  (Flyer/Registration)
  • Writing is the Core:  Implementing Common Core
    Summer Series, July 28-31, 2014  (Flyer/Registration)


SD CUE 2012 handout

SD CUE 2013 handouts:

Young Writers' Camp



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