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 invites students entering 2nd through 6th grade to
participate in a
workshop led by Writing Project teachers. Registration fees include a notebook, writing materials and all
supplies necessary for the workshop. Please join our Writing Camp that will emphasize social, emotional
and individual growth for each child.
This 5-day, virtual (via Zoom) writing institute for new K-12 teachers (0 to 5 years)
will provide numerous opportunities for you to become more comfortable with engaging
students with high-interest writing. Writing Institute topics will include:
• Creating the conditions for standards-based, effective writing in your classroom
• Providing meaningful feedback for student writing, all while handling the “paper load”
• Writing with ELD & Special Ed students
• Using technology to facilitate learning
• Meeting students’ social-emotional learning needs
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)