11th Annual SCWriP Technology Institute offers workshop exploring the lessons learned from a year of online teaching June 25

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
flyer for 2021 SCWriP Technology Institute

The South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP) invites teachers of all grade levels who are interested in designing digital writing projects for their students this fall to a Zoom conference on Friday, June 25, 9 am – 3 pm. This year’s theme is “Reflections and Revisions: What Have We Learned about Teaching Online during a Pandemic? What Stays? What Needs to Go?”

This free workshop will provide teachers (K-college, all subject areas) with strategies to apply multiple modes of literacy and technologies to create engaging digital writing lessons. 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 teaching and their students’ writing experience in the classroom. Teachers receive individualized technical and pedagogical instruction. Moreover, they can receive professional development credit for this 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 Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern Counties. 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(link sends e-mail) to inquire about the event.

[Tim Dewar is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at george@education.ucsb.edu]