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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Save Your Saturdays for Red Clay!

Announcing the

2015-2016 Red Clay

Saturday Morning Series  

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., UGA Gwinnett Center Campus

$45.00 each, or TCs can attend 2 for a $50.00 donation!


September 12: The Art of Composition: Creating a Multimodal Writing Studio, TC Jaye Thiel

October 10: For the Love of a Book: Fostering Independent Reading Habits through Choice, Modeling, and Student-Teacher Conferencing, TC Lisa Abraham

November 14: Meaningful Grammar Instruction: Preparing Students for Powerful Personal Writing and Standardized Tests, TC Heather Wall

December 5: Deconstructing Classroom Power: Giving Each Student a Voice in the English Classroom, TC Ginger Lehmann

February 6: #CriticalConsumers: Cultivating Critical Social Media Literacies in the Classroom, Site Co-Director Hilary Hughes

March 19: Beyond the Paper and Pen: Effective and Engaging Ways to Incorporate Technology Into the Writing Classroom, TC Dara Martin

April 16: Multigenre Research in the K12 Classroom: Creating Content Rich and Creative Projects, TC Anne McLeod