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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 various ways you can use this writing activity with your students.

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Information:

When: Dec. 10, 2016 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: UTSA-Downtown campus.

This FREE event is offered by the San Antonio Writing Project  under the auspices of the UTSA Center for the Inquiry of Transformative Literacies. Event participants receive three hours of Professional Development Credit.

Free parking is available in the Cattleman’s Square Lot or Lots D1 & D2 under the IH-35 bridge. See this campus map for the location of available parking lots.

Register HERE for this event.

For more information contact cilt@utsa.edu

Nov. 12 Super Saturday–Teacher Inquiry and Social Justice

Nov. 12 Super Saturday--Teacher Inquiry and Social Justice
11-16supersat-jpgPlan 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 event.

Register HERE for the event.

Event Information:

When: Nov 12, 2016 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: UTSA-Downtown campus.

This event is offered by the San Antonio Writing Project and the UTSA Center for the Inquiry of Transformational Literacies. Event participants receive three hours of Professional Development Credit certified by the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence.

Free parking is available in the Cattleman’s Square Lot or Lots D1 & D2 under the IH-35 bridge. See this campus map for the location of available parking lots.

For more information contact sawp@utsa.edu

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

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

notebook1Notebooks 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 progresses. This workshop is about how to use notebooks effectively and to sustain their use throughout the year, even through the dreaded testing time.

The October 8th Super Saturday includes two parts:

  •  two 75-minute concurrent sessions on notebooks for the elementary and secondary level.
  • followed by a 90-minute session on how to leverage writer’s notebooks for effective test preparation.

Register HERE for the workshop.

Event Information:

When: October 8, 2016 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: UTSA-Downtown, Riklin Auditorium, Frio Street Bldg 1.406

Click HERE for a flier of the event.

This event is offered by the San Antonio Writing Project and the UTSA Center for the Inquiry of Transformational Literacies. Event participants receive three hours of Professional Development Credit certified by the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence.

Free parking is available in the Cattleman’s Square Lot or Lots D1 & D2 under the IH-35 bridge. See this campus map for the location of available parking lots.

For more information contact sawp@utsa.edu

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

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

l2np2Learn 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 is free and available to all teachers Pre-K through the University. Attendees will receive a certificate for three hours of Professional Development Credit (PDC), certified by the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence.


Workshop Resources


Register HERE for the workshop.

Event Information:

When: September 10, 2016 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Where: UTSA-Downtown, Frio Street Bldg. Room 1.512

Free parking is available in the Cattleman’s Square Lot or Lots D1 & D2 under the IH-35 bridge. See this campus map for the location of available parking lots.

For more information contact sawp@utsa.edu

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.

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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 instruction wherever you may be. Here are ways to stay connected to SAWP:

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The SAWP Website:
http://www.sanantoniowritingproject.org
You can always check the website for what is going on with SAWP. You can read our blog for continued teaching ideas and access your groups’ Summer Institute google site as well.

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Access Past Summer Institute Google Sites:
You can always go back to your Summer Institute’s to look at teaching demos or other interesting files and links shared. You can even enter the SAWP Library through your google site. Just go to the SAWP home page and click on the TC Network.

image003 The SAWP email list serve
You will receive periodic emails about SAWP events and opportunities via this listserv. You can also post things to the list too! Send to:sawptc AT sanantoniowritingproject.orgNot getting emails: Contact sawp@utsa.edu
image005 SAWP Super Saturday Series
The first Saturday of every month, SAWP offers a wide variety of free workshops for teachers. These programs are held typically from 9 AM – 12 PM on these Saturdays at UTSA-Downtown. Attendees receive three hours of Professional Development Credit certified by the UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence.
image007 Present at or Just Attend the SAWP Annual Teacher Conference in February

The first Saturday of February, SAWP hosts a conference for teachers. We have a special guest speaker (next year is Barry Lane!). Then new SAWP TCs from the previous summer will share their teaching demonstrations in concurrent sessions. Any SAWP TC is welcome to present as well. This conference is held at UTSA-Downtown.

image009 Get Involved with SAWP Work
We are a busy site with a lot going on. We have professional development, young writer’s camps, special projects like the College Ready Writer Program, the Cuentos Project, and more. Step up and help out. If you have an idea for something SAWP should do, make it happen.

More Ways to Stay Connected this Fall!

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Use the Cuentos Project in Your Classroom
Join with other SAWP TCs in using this powerful family literacy assignment in your classroom. Share it with your peers at your school! Bring your kids to read at our annual Cuentos Open Mic event. Check the SAWP website under Community Programs for teaching resources.

image013 Use Letters to the Next President With Your Students This Fall
NWP is once again sponsoring this powerful writing activity to connect your students to the Presidential election. Visit this website to join teachers to power civic participation in a new generation.           http://letters2president.org/
image015 Participate in the SAWP Advanced Institute on the College-Ready Writer Program
If you are a Secondary teacher, you are invited to join with other SAWP TCs in learning about NWP’s College Ready Writer Program and try it in your classroom. The two-day summer Advanced Institute is July 11-12th. Contact Lennie Irvin immediately if you would like to participate. llirvin@gmail.com
image017 Connect to Connected Learning with Educator Innovator
Educator Innovator gathers together like-minded colleagues and organizations who value open learning for educators and whose interests and spirits exemplify Connected Learning: an approach that sees learning as interest-driven, peer supported, and oriented toward powerful outcomes.
http://educatorinnovator.org/

 

 

The New 2016 SAWP Teacher Consultants

The New 2016 SAWP Teacher Consultants

fullsawp2016Congratulations 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, 13 Master’s students from Harlandale and Somerset ISD participated in a second Summer Institute that met at the Harlandale ISD College Cafe.

SAWP celebrates these teachers for their accomplishments this summer as writers, scholars, and teachers, and we look forward to seeing the many ways they will be change agents at their schools and in their classrooms in the future.

SAWP College-Ready Writer’s Program Advanced Institute

SAWP College-Ready Writer's Program Advanced Institute

Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 6.27.00 AMThis 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 helping students learn to read critically and incorporate credible evidence to support a claim within their writing.

For the next year, 12-15 SAWP Teacher Consultants will be learning about the College-Ready Writer Program and trying its lessons out in their classrooms. Starting Summer 2017, SAWP TCs participating in this Advanced Institute experience will be able to lead in-service on the CRWP in San Antonio-area schools.

For more information, contact Lennie Irvin at llirvin@gmail.com

2016 Cuentos Project

2016 Cuentos Project


2016 Cuentos Presentations
“Cuento” is Spanish for “story.” Since 2007, the San Antonio Writing Project has
sponsored the Cuentos Project, inviting local teachers of Pre-K through University
to engage their students in capturing stories from their culture. Join us for this
celebration of student writers sharing their family stories.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm.
UTSA Downtown Campus
501 West Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Riklin Auditorium
Frio Street Building 1.402

2016 Kahani Project Presentation

The Kahani Project: Asian Indian American Storytelling
Presented by
The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) and
The India Association of San Antonio (IASA)
in partnership with The DoSeum

Stories bind us together and define who we are. Join this celebration of student
writers from the Asian Indian American community as they share their stories of
family and multi-cultural life.
Learn more about the Kahani Project and new international sister
the Haridwar Writing Project at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in
Uttarakhand, India.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
210-212-4453
For more information: visit our web site www.sanantoniowritingproject.org or email us at
sawp@utsa.edu