The core program of the LWP, the Invitational Summer Institute is an intensive four-week program in which participants do research on the teaching of writing, spend time working on their own writing, and share successful practices for teaching writing or using writing as a learning tool. Open to teachers in all disciplines and at all grade levels, the institute trains teachers to be "teachers of teachers" -- key resource people at their own schools, and available to lead inservice programs for colleagues across the Lowcountry. Participation is by invitation only, but all interested teachers are encouraged to apply for an invitation by submitting an application and attending an interview. Participants will earn 6 hours of graduate credit, and all tuition, fees and books are included.
Are you looking for the perfect summer camp for the young writer in your life? LWP's Young Writer's Camp is now accepting applications from Lowcountry students currently in grades 3-8. Camp will be held June 17-21, 2013 from 8:30 am -12:00 pm. The Lowcountry Writing Project’s Young Writer’s Camp offers students the opportunity to explore writing styles and share writing with new friends. The camp will provide one week of in-depth writing instruction, structured writing workshop time, flexibility in writing, and daily opportunities to share writing.
Teaching with Technology will give you the opportunity to learn about different web-based resources that you can use to improve your students' writing and get them excited about learning. This class will provide interactive instruction designed to inspire imaginative approaches to incorporating these resources.
This one-credit-hour course, which meets every Thursday in October 2013, will provide you with a context for using writing to promote and assess student learning, along with some practical strategies for creating effective assignments, responding to student texts, and evaluating (and grading) those texts. The deadline to register for this course is September 15, 2013.
This 3-credit-hour class will give you the structure you need to get you writing and the tools you need to work toward publishing your writing. Participants will discuss current trends in literature for children and young adults as you workshop your own writing. The class will also look at tools to keep you working on your craft even after our course is over. The class is taught by Dr. Kathryn Hansen, an assistant professor at The Citadel.