LWP Director Tom Thompson will be bringing back the Young Adult Literature class in the Spring of 2015 for middle school and high school teachers in all disciplines. This course will introduce participants to the variety of genres and topics addressed in current YA books, along with ways to use these books in class. More information and online application now available.
Spring Conference (March 7, 2015)
The annual Spring Conference is a professional development opportunity for all Lowcountry teachers: public and private schools, all grade levels, all disciplines. Hosted by LWP Teacher Consultants, this conference will offer four one-hour sessions on a variety of topics related to the teaching of writing of the use of writing in the classroom. Several presentations be will available at each hour. More information available soon.
The Invitational Summer Institute begins with the Spring Conference on March 7, followed by a "writing marathon" in April, then resumes in June with four weeks of intensive reading, writing, and small-group work focused on helping participants use writing more effectively in their classrooms. An application and an interview are required, but participants will earn six hours of graduate credit and gain valuable experience as they become "Teacher Consultants" as part of the National Writing Project's network of teachers. The Institute is for teachers from ALL disciplines and ALL grade levels, and tuition, fees, and materials are provided by the LWP. Applications accepted beginning in fall 2014.
The 2015 Young Writers Camp (YWC) is scheduled for June 15-25, Mondays through Thursdays. This year we are offering a two week program for children that want to improve their writing skills. There will be guest authors to conduct writing workshops and guest teachers infusing play into writing. Applications accepted beginning in January 2015.