The Invitational Summer Institute begins with the Spring Conference, 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 are now being accepted.
The 2014 Young Writers Camp (YWC) is scheduled for June 16-27. 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.
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.
LWP fellow, Michael Livingston, will once again be teaching Writing Fiction in the Fall of 2014. This course is taught in a workshop format, giving participants the opportunity to discuss the elements of fiction and read aloud their own work for analysis and critique.