San Antonio Writing Project offers two summer institutes in July

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(July 1, 2010)--The San Antonio Writing Project, housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, will offer two one-week institutes for local teachers. The third annual open institute, "Crossing to College: What is College Readiness in Writing and How Do We Get There?" is July 19-23 at St. Philip's College. A second event, "Randolph I.S.D. Open Institute on Writing Across the Curriculum," is July 26-30.

The first institute will focus on college readiness in the area of writing. Many students pass TAKS and graduate high school or get a GED, yet when accepted into a college are placed in developmental English classes or fail the Freshman Composition class. The institute will discuss how to increase the number of high school graduates and produce better writers. The institute is free, thanks to the support of UTSA, Region 20 and Alamo Colleges.

The second institute will focus on critical issues in the classroom such as promoting writing in K-12 classrooms, assuring social equity in diverse classrooms and promoting writing across the curriculum. There will be teaching demonstrations by Honor Moorman, Nora Gonzales and Lennie Irvin and a talk by local author Diane Gonzales Bertrand. The cost for this institute is $125.

The local affiliate of the National Writing Project, the San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) is a nonprofit organization that promotes effective teaching of writing in San Antonio area schools from pre-kindergarten through the university level. The main activities of SAWP are the summer institute, development and leadership opportunities for teachers, in-service faculty development for local schools and summer Young Writers' Camps for area youth.

For more information about the summer institutes and to register, visit the San Antonio Writing Project website.

>> Download a brochure on the San Antonio Writing Project website.

For more information, contact San Antonio Writing Project at 210-458-7283.