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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 2021 - Registration Now Open!

Registration is now available via Eventbrite. Click Young Writers' Camp 2021 to view more details. All camps this summer will be virtual following the CDC issued cautious guidelines for summer camps. For more information visit CDC Guidance for Operation Youth & Summer Camps.


Join Us in the Fight Against Hate in Schools

#USvsHate is an educator- and youth-led messaging project designed to counter bigotry in schools, create welcoming classrooms, and embrace inclusion and justice for all in our diverse schools and society. #USvsHate aims to provide easy-to-implement curricula and action steps to support educators and students in resisting hate in their communities. Visit usvshate.org to 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 opportunities 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

NWP WriteNow

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!

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

Condemning Anti-Asian Racism
Hate Talk Escalates to Violence: #USvsHate Condemns the Spike in Anti-Asian Racism. Article includes student work, lessons for deeper history and other resources to address anti-Asian bias.