The South Coast Writing Project holds an annual Invitational Summer Institute in Composition and Critical Literacy - a premier four-week professional development event held during the month of July on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. If you are a classroom teacher seeking to improve your classroom practice or a school administrator looking to change the culture of your school, the SCWriP's Invitational Summer Institute is for you. During this four-week think-tank, teachers from all grade-levels K to college, across all disciplines collaboratively investigate best practices in writing and literacy instruction through shared demonstrations of practice, readings, and an intense focus on our own writing and reading processes.

The 2024 Invitational Summer Institute is tentatively scheduled for July 9th - August 2nd, Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2024 Nomination Form

2024 Application Form

As an affiliated site of the National Writing Project (NWP) and the California Writing Project (CWP), SCWriP seeks to transform the teaching of writing and literacy and strives to be a model of professional learning, teacher leadership, and reform. We do this by working with teachers, schools, districts, students, and families.