SCWriP Technology Writing Institute Welcomes K-16 Teachers to UCSB, June 25-26

Friday, February 14, 2020
SCWriP technology Institute 2020 flyer

The South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP) invites teachers of all grade levels who are interested in designing digital writing projects for their students to the UC Santa Barbara campus on Friday, June 26-Saturday, June 27, 2020. This year’s theme is "20 for 20: Ideas Old and New to Teach Writing with Technology." The Technology Institute will span 9:00 am-3:00 pm both days on the fourth floor of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education in Room ED 4211. Virtual participation can also be made available.

This free workshop will provide teachers (K-college, all subject areas) with strategies to apply multiple modes of literacy to create engaging digital writing lessons. SCWriP teacher-leaders will teach an assortment of technologies and spend workshop time developing writing projects tailored to individual classrooms. Ithaca College professor Dr. Mary Lourdes Silva (SCWriP Fellow '08) will lead the institute and collaborate with guest presenters who are also former SCWriP Fellows. This annual program has introduced new ways of creative/critical thinking and has helped numerous teachers enhance both their and their students’ writing experience in the classroom. Teachers can receive professional development credit for this two-day institute.

The Institute’s sponsor, the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP), is a network of teachers dedicated to improving student writing by improving the teaching of writing. Directed by Dr. Tim Dewar, they provide professional learning, resources, and expanded roles for teachers throughout the tricounties. SCWriP is an affiliated site of the National Writing Project (NWP) and the California Writing Project (CWP) and has its central office in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.

Contact msilva@ithaca.edu to inquire about the event or arrange to participate virtually. You can register for the free event here.