Summer Institute

Information for Teachers

SCWriP's Advanced Summer Institute

 In honor of our 40th summer, SCWriP is holding an Advanced Summer Institute that is open to SCWriP Fellows from all previous years. The Instiute will run from Tuesday, June 19 - Friday, June 29 and will focus on developing programming and teacher leaders. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Tim Dewar at

SCWriP's Invitational Summer Institute 2019

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. To be contacted for our 2019 Invitational Summer Institute, please send an email to Trish Studley at and she will add you to the list of people to whom we send information next January.

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.