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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

12th Annual Spring Conference • March 2, 2019

Write Here, Write Now: Nurturing the Writer Within (TK-16)

Saturday, March 2, 2019 • 8:00am - 12:00pm • UC San Diego

$40 per person. Registration includes light breakfast and materials (no refunds).

Registration is via Eventbrite. Registration now!

Invitational Summer Institute 2019

Application available now!

The San Diego Area Writing Project invites K-16 educators to apply for the SI 2019—a leadership institute for those interested in expanding their understanding of and role in promoting equity, diversity and socially responsible approaches to the teaching of writing for all students.

Applicants should have experience with teaching writing, a desire to learn more, and an interest in becoming part of a professional community of practitioners. Click here for more information about this exciting learnning opportunity.

SDAWP Writes

An Open Digital Space for SDAWP Fellows to Virtually Connect

The SDAWP offers SDAWP Fellows the opportunity to stay connected after the Summer Institute to a dynamic community of writer-educators and to be reminded and urged to write and share on a regular basis. Find out more and join our Google+ community at SDAWP Writes.

Professional Development for K-16 Educators

Customized School and District Professional Development

The SDAWP offers a variety of year-round professional development opportunites for K-16 teachers. Based on the specific needs of participating teachers, experienced SDAWP Teacher Consultants present practical strategies and approaches in workshop format, designed to improve student writing.

To read more click here


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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.


Upcoming Events

Summer Institute (SI) 2019 Application is available • Find out more!

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