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 Fall 2014 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:

September 13: Heather Wall, Creating Powerful Mini-Lessons to Address Common Core Standards

October 11: Melissa Page and Cheryl Beshke, Digital Writing: Reimagining Traditional Writing Assignments in the Age of the Common Core

November 8: Lauren King, Teachers as Readers and Writers: Building Literacy Leadership from the Inside-Out

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:

Red Clay Dinner: Sunday, September 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Transmetropolitan Downtown

Leadership Team Meeting: Saturday, October 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Aderhold Hall

Fall Application Deadline for the 2015 Invitational Summer Institute: Monday, October 13. Conversations will take place on Saturday, October 18.

Write-In at the Botanical Gardens: Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.