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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

Summer 2017 Open Programs K-16

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The SDAWP offers a variety of learning opportunities for K-16 educators and administrators who support student writers in all content areas. SDAWP Teacher Consultants provide high-quality professional development during 3-day open institutes in a teacher-teaching-teachers model.

Register as an individual teacher or as a team of 3 or more from a school site. To explore our 3-day open institutes and to download a registration form, click here.

Young Writers' Camp 2017 Programs

Registration for the YWC grades 3-10 at UCSD is currently FULL.

The San Diego Area Writing Project offers a variety of programs for young writers grades 3-10. Registration begins April 10, 2017.

We offer 5-day specialty camps and our 2-week creative writing camp at both UC San Diego and Cardiff School. Explore our programs at Young Writers' Camp 2017.

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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.

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