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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

9th Annual Spring Conference - Registration is CLOSED

Why Students Write: To Express, Inform & Argue

A Learning Opportunity for Teachers and Adminstrators

Join SDAWP Fellows and colleagues in a discussion of writing instruction and the CA State Standards while sharing ideas in a community of writers. Concurrent sessions will highlight successful writing instruction strategies for all students from demonstrations presented by and for K-16 Teacher Consultants. $35 individual or $30 each for teams of 3 or more from the same school site. Read more about the Spring Conference!

Write Now! MOOC

(Massive Open Online Collaboration)

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Write Now! MOOC is the place to connect with others interested in ongoing learning about the teaching of writing. Connecting with a community of passionate and caring educators, colleagues near and at a distance, is also the perfect way to push at the boundaries of your own writing as we create new spaces for ongoing reflection. The Write Now! MOOC community is open to anyone who would like to participate in activities through “make cycles” that will encourage participants to interact with each other, explore excerpts from professional texts, and experiment with digital tools as we discuss and implement ideas for improving the teaching of writing while expanding our own ideas about writing in our current contexts. Join the Write Now! MOOC


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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