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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

Young Writers' Camp (YWC) 2020 | Registration Update

Registration is now open for YWC 2020 programs. Click here for more information and to register.

Please note that communication with office staff is currently limited. We will respond as best we can to your inquiries. Be safe!

#USvsHate - Teaching Tolerance

Join Us in the Fight Against Hate in Schools

Teaching Tolerance's new program—#USvsHate—aims to provide easy-to-implement curricula and action steps to support educators and students in resisting hate in their communities. Learn more about how this program got its start in San Diego, California, and how you can bring #USvsHate to your school!

Professional Development for TK-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.

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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 Write Now + Medium 
NWP Write Now celebrates the power of writing to advance clear thought and meaningful connection. Write Now is a newsletter of the National Writing Project and includes Medium and NWP Radio. Join us!

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