This past summer, local school teachers from Campbell Middle, Campbell High, and Griffin Middle participated in The Cobb County Area 2 TeachingCollaborative: A Multi-tiered Approach to Literacy Instruction. Funded by ...
In honor of twenty years of teachers teaching teachers, here are twenty reasons to attend the 2014 Invitational Summer Institute. Join us! 1. Meet colleagues who share your passion for teaching 2. Breakfast with fellows each morning with food and activities that center on literary and cultural themes 3. Amass an arsenal of teaching strategies […]
KMWP will announce the 2014 Award Recipients on May 20th, 2014. Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project 2013 Awards Ceremony & Banquet Each year the KMWP presents three awards to individuals who contribute to literacy development in northwest Georgia. Any KMWP affiliate may nominate fellow teachers, administrators, central office personnel, or community members for these awards. 2013 Teacher […]
Jennifer Dail and Michelle Goodsite attended the Urban Sites Network Conference held by the Red Mountain Writing Project. The theme of the conference was Writers of Social Justice: How One Pen Can Change the World. At the conference, Jennifer and Michelle shared what KMWP has learned about partnering with high-needs schools through our SEED 3 […]
The first annual KMWP Literacy Conference was held on March 23rd.
Using teacher consultants contracted through the organization Improving Student Achievement (ISA), KMWP contracted four retired teachers and/or faculty to provide literacy coaching in Booker T. Washington High School, South Atlanta High School, and Therrell High School. This work produced approximately $17,000 in sales and workshop funds for KMWP and helped us establish relationships with Atlanta […]
Using funds from National Writing Project’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) 3 grant and building off of our new partnership with Area 2 of Cobb County School District, we partnered with Campbell High School to deliver 30 hours of professional development. Dr. Denise Magee, the new principal at Campbell High School, is working toward a […]
Using funds from National Writing Project’s Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) 1 grant, we designed and began our Advanced Leadership Institute. Rob Montgomery leads the ALI as well. While the ALI selected fellows through an application process, fellows applied based on invitation from Jennifer and Rob. The twenty ALI fellows began meeting in December, and […]
Given that the nature of NWP funding has changed, KMWP has found ways to sustain our model while drawing from community and campus resources to support that work. In addition to holding the traditional Invitational Summer Institute during 2012, Area 2, a high-needs zone of Cobb County School District, used Title I funds to pay […]
The 2012 ISI was directed by Rob Montgomery, who serves as the director of Institutes, and Kitty Drew, a teacher at The Walker School who served as teacher co-director. The ISI combines core values of both NWP and local customs developed at our site to build community. We begin our day with breakfast, which inadvertently […]