Welcome to the Red Clay Writing Project

The Red Clay Writing Project believes that (1) writing teachers need to be writers and (2) the best teachers of teachers are teachers. Through our summer institute, open institutes, writing retreats, Camp Red Clay, and Saturday workshops, we offer teachers a wide and engaging list of professional learning opportunities, many for UGA credit or state PLUs. All Red Clay Writing Project offerings are designed and implemented through the lenses of teacher leadership, teaching for social justice, and teaching in inquiry-based ways.

Our amazing teacher consultants (teachers who have successfully completed a summer institute) provide ongoing professional learning for their schools and districts. As part of the country-wide network of National Writing Project sites, Red Clay Writing Project and its teacher consultants engage in diverse dialogues at state and national levels. That’s why we say “good things grow in Red Clay”.

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The Spring 2015 Saturday Morning Series workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the UGA Gwinnett Center. The workshop presenters and titles are as follows:

February 14: Michelle Falter, Writing Conferences, Writing Portfolios, and Writing Centers–How to Create a Reflective Writing Environment in the Secondary Classroom

March 14: Kristy Shackleford, Writing for Community: Connecting the Common Core, Critical Writing, and Your Classroom

April 11: Adam Crawley: Digital Storytelling: A Standards-Based Approach for All Genres, Grades K-8

For more information, please send an email to rcwp@uga.edu. Registration will be through the College of Education Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Other Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

Final Deadline for Invitational Summer Institute Applications: Monday, February 23rd: SI Application 2015. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule a conversation with the Leadership Team on Saturday, February 28, 2015. 

Botanical Gardens Write-In: Saturday, March 21, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Invitational Summer Institute: June 1-24, 2015  

Camp Red Clay: June 8-11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Clarke Middle School. Registration Deadline: May 1, 2015.

Red Clay Writing Project Calendar of Events for the 2014-2015 School Year: 2014-2015 RCWP Calendar