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SAWP 2017 Invitational Summer Institute

SAWP 2017 Invitational Summer Institute

Designed for classroom teachers across all academic disciplines from kindergarten through university level, the SAWP Summer Institute is an opportunity for professional growth and development, demonstration of promising practices, study of theory, and personal growth through writing. This year’s Summer Institute runs from June 12, 2017 through July 7, 2017 and meets each day Monday

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Dec 10 Super Saturday–The Cuentos and Kahani Project

Dec 10 Super Saturday--The Cuentos and Kahani Project

SAWP invites you to attend this workshop on how you can bring the Cuentos Project to your classroom. Cuentos means “story” in Spanish, and this project is about getting students to tell stories of their families and culture. Led by experienced SAWP Teacher Consultants, you will learn about what the Cuentos Project is and about

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Nov. 12 Super Saturday–Teacher Inquiry and Social Justice

Nov. 12 Super Saturday--Teacher Inquiry and Social Justice

Plan to attend the upcoming Super Saturday on the role of teacher inquiry and social justice. SAWP Teacher Consultants from Harlandale and Somerset ISD will present a sneak-preview of their teacher inquiry projects in their classrooms. They are teaching across the grades (K-12) and/or are literacy coaches, so there will be something for everyone at this

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Oct. 8th Super Saturday Workshop–Writer’s Notebooks Through the Year

Oct. 8th Super Saturday Workshop--Writer's Notebooks Through the Year

Notebooks are a key tool for an effective literacy classroom–they work for K-12 students, AP classes, English Language Learners, everyone! Writer’s notebooks allow students to build writing stamina and fluency, as well as support their independence.  Many teachers begin the year with enthusiasm and plans for using notebook that begins to flag as the year

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Sept. 10th Super Saturday–Letters to the Next President

Sept. 10th Super Saturday--Letters to the Next President

Learn about this exciting writing activity for engaging your English or Social Studies students in the Presidential election. Letters to the Next President 2.0 engages and connects young people, (especially ages 13–18), as they research, write, and make media to voice their opinions on issues that matter to them in the coming election. This workshop

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2016 SAWP Writing Workshop Institute

2016 SAWP Writing Workshop Institute

The 2016 SAWP Writing Workshop Institute will run 7/25-7/29. This institute is conducted for teachers from the South San Antonio and Harlandale ISDs, and is supported by the TEA Write for Texas initiative.

Staying Connected to SAWP

Staying Connected to SAWP

Even though your Summer Institute experience is over, your journey with the San Antonio Writing Project continues. As a Teacher Consultant of SAWP, you will always be a member of SAWP and the National Writing Project. You are a part of the SAWP family and a teacher leader who advocates for writing and effective writing

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The New 2016 SAWP Teacher Consultants

The New 2016 SAWP Teacher Consultants

Congratulations to the new 2016 San Antonio Writing Project Teacher Consultants! In this its 10th year, SAWP conducted two Summer Institutes and graduated a record 33 Teacher Consultants. Five international students joined the Main campus Summer Institute–four from the Hardiwar Writing Project in India and one from South Africa and the Limpopo Writing Project. Also,

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SAWP College-Ready Writer’s Program Advanced Institute

SAWP College-Ready Writer's Program Advanced Institute

This summer the San Antonio Writing Project begins a new initiative designed to bring the National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writer Program to San Antonio. As the NWP CRWP website states, “The central goal of the College-Ready Writer’s Program is to help students become skilled at writing arguments from nonfiction sources.” The entire program is about

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SAWP 10th Annual Teacher’s Conference — Feb. 6, 2016

SAWP 10th Annual Teacher's Conference  --  Feb. 6, 2016

The San Antonio Writing Project hosts its 10th Annual Teachers’ Conference on February 6th, 2016 at UTSA-Downtown from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. This year’s keynote speaker will be Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer. In addition to Ms. Miller’s talk, there will be numerous break out sessions sharing effective teaching strategies for teaching

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