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.
The San Marcos Writing Project is pleased to offer four sessions to collaborate and align the skills, knowledge and ability students need in writing to meet California ELA and ELD State standards and to make a successful transition from high school to higher education and to the world of work. High school teachers and college faculty will meet and discuss the topic of the day.
More details and to apply: Preparing College Writers Flier and Registration Form
Space is limited - please register soon!
More details and RSVP: Kelly Gallagher Flyer and RSVP
For: teachers (general and arts specialists), parents, future teachers, teaching artists. Focus will be elementary and middle school, but secondary welcome!
More details and RSVP: Arts and Literacy Maker Space 3-Day Bootcamp Flyer and Registration
With Dr. Christiane Wood
More details and RSVP: Literacy, Imagination, and Education Makerspaces Flyer and Registration
Sponsored by the San Marcos Writing Project and El Camino High School
More details and RSVP: College Essay Writing Seminar Flyer and Registration
Creative Writing and/or Academic Writing For Students Entering Grades 6-10
In Partnership with Poway Unified School District
This institute will focus on reading and writing strategies that foster the success of English learners and all learners in K-12 classrooms. Teachers will attend a five-week (four days a week) intensive institute and two half-day follow-up meetings on Saturdays during the following academic year.
More details and RSVP: Invitational Summer Institute at CSUSM Flyer and Registration
An opportunity for Middle and High School Writing Project Teacher Leaders to travel to Manhattan this coming summer to attend an 11-day summer institute on teaching about the Holocaust and human rights. Travel, lodging and most meals are covered and the teachers also receive a small stipend to defray other costs.