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The San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) at UC San Diego is dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing. The SDAWP believes that writing is critical to learning and a vital tool for communication and should occur regularly in all classes and across the curriculum.

The SDAWP recognizes that writing is a catalyst for the broad expression of ideas and opinions. We consider written expression by participants in our programs to be an opportunity for further dialogue and discussion.

Program Highlights

Spring Conference

Open Institute Programs - 2015

CA Common Core State Standards Series of Programs for Educators K-16

The San Diego Area Writing Project is offering three open institute programs for educators this summer:  Teaching Writing Across the Content Areas (K-6); Writing, Revision, and Mentor Text (K-6); and, Teaching Writing for College & Career Readiness (7-16).  Learn more at Summer Open Institute Programs 2015

Young Writers' Camp Programs - 2015

Summer Writing Opportunities for Students in Grades 3-College Freshman

The San Diego Area Writing Project offers local students a variety of opportunities to write in fun and engaging environments. Join us for Young Writers in Photography, Young Writers in Nature, Young Writers' Camp, Writing for College & Career Readiness, and The College Admission & Application Essay.  Learn more at Young Writers' Camp Programs 2015


SDAWP Voices

A place for conversations about writing, teaching and leadership

Vist our blog and contribute to the conversation. Join the 113 Mentor Texts Challenge, share what your students are writing about, glean new information about digital media and tech in the classroom, or join the conversation about the CA Common Core State Standards.

The SDAWP is one of the California Subject Matter Projects, a professional development community for teachers.

News & Updates

Educator Innnovator

Educator Innovator
Educator Innovator provides an online “meet up” for educators who are re-imagining learning. Educator Innovator is both a blog and a growing community of educators, partners, and supporters.


NWP Digital Is
NWP Digital Is website is a collection of ideas, reflections and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world.

UC San Diego Education Studies
Graduate M.Ed./Credential Programs; M.A.; Doctor of Education