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.
Using Writing to Support Social-Emotional Learning
March 6 & March 20 | 9:30am - 12pm
Invitational Summer Institute
June 21 - July 22, 2021
Laurie Stowell, SMWP Director
Nancy Pace-Skinner, SMWP Co-Director
Project Based Learning can seem daunting when you have time constraints, standards, and a curriculum map. Often, the push for better test scores and “basic skills” means certain students (English Language Learners, Special Education students) fail to have access to these projects. However, PBL can work for all students and in this workshop Dr. Spencer lays out the blueprint for making this a reality.
Both workshops are interactive and will run: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Both workshops led by San Joaquin Valley Writing Project teacher leaders Kristen Norton, Marci Haas and Judy Duran. They are widely requested for these workshops and are also presenting at the online CATE conference this year.
The San Marcos Writing Project (SMWP) provides opportunities in professional development for K-12 teacher practitioners in all disciplines, administrators, and curriculum specialists. The SMWP is a National Writing Project site dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Our aim is for fellows to come away from the Institute with a renewed sense of excitement about and commitment to teaching, writing and the teaching of writing. This institute will focus on effective reading and writing strategies in face to face and online classrooms.
June 21 - July 22, 2021 | Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Plus 2 half-day follow-up meetings on Saturdays during the 2021-2022 Academic Year (1 in Fall, 1 in Spring)