National Writing Project

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Summer Camp for Best Teachers
Uploaded: 08 July, 2014
by: muhammad.anwar

The Jacksonville State University Writing Project is one of approximately 200 sites affiliated with the National Writing Project, founded by Jim Gray at the University of California-Berkeley more than three decades ago. The main focus of each Writing Project site is the annual invitational summer institute, to which teachers from across the grades, across the disciplines come for a period of intensive reading, writing, and research about the teaching of writing. The summer institute and other programs for teachers sponsored by the sites are based on a “teachers teaching teachers model.” Each site also provides professional development for other teachers through in-service and continuity programs offered throughout each year.
Normally,  12-16 teachers from all content areas and grade levels are selected to participate in this Summer Institute.    These teachers may receive a stipend  and CEU's OR take the Summer Institute for FREE 3 to 6 hours of graduate credit. 
The Summer Institute is often called the "best professional development" a teacher will ever receive.  It's also the most fun!  On top of that, The National Writing Project is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious professional development opportunities in the country.  
JSU's National Writing Project Website:
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JSU Writing Project Summer Institute Video "Teachers Teaching Teachers": 

Writing Project Graduates/  Year Content Area School
Teacher Consultants

Eva Timmons 1989 Elementary Gaston 
Susan Lancaster 1993 Secondary English & Spanish Hokes Bluff High
Anne Bryant 1996 Secondary English Glencoe High
Darryl Gossett 1997 Secondary English Hokes Bluff High
Melissa Shields 1997 Secondary English Central Office
Kenny Clevenger 1999, 2012 Secondary English Southside High
Karla McArthur 2001 Secondary English West End High
Jackie Campbell 2002 Middle School Science Career Tech
Melissa Marsh    2002 Secondary English Hokes Bluff Middle
Gail Kelley 2002, 2006 Secondary English Hokes Bluff High
Charlotte Hindman    2002 Elementary Ivalee Elementary
Sammye Hill 2006 Library Media Specialist  Hokes Bluff High
Charlene McCoy 2006 Middle School Science Glencoe Middle
Katie Barber 2007 Elementary John S. Jones
Kimberly Kuzmiak 2007 Spanish Gaston 
Susan Ross 2007 Elementary Whitesboro
Allyson Tyler 2008 Elementary John S. Jones
Laurie Amberson 2010 Elementary Southside Elem.
Kim Beck 2010 Elementary Southside Elem.
Farrah Kilgo  2010 Elementary Ivalee Elem.
Michelle Hamilton 2011 Elementary Hokes Bluff Elem.
Rachael   Couch    2012 Secondary English Southside High
Delilah Darden 2012 Secondary English Sardis High
Mary Cox    2012 Secondary English    Southside High

If you have any questions about NWP, contact Melissa Shields.
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