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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Invitational Summer Institute: June 1-24, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at UGA’s Aderhold Hall   

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.

Powerful Reading, Powerful Readers Open Institute: May 26-29, 9-4: Powerful Readers OI 2015

Middle Grades Literacy and the Common Core Open Institute: June 15-19, 8:30-4:30 

Invitational Summer Institute Continuity Events: Writing Marathon on Friday, June 12th, in the afternoon downtown; Writing Marathon on Friday, June 19th, in the morning at the State Botanical Gardens, and Red Clay Dinner on Monday, June 22nd (Times TBD). 

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

For more information about any of these events, please send an email to rcwp@uga.edu. For all inquiries related to Camp Red Clay, please contact Ginger Lehmann at lehmanng@clarke.k12.ga.us.