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KMWP Award¬ nominations are open and online Youth Writing Academy¬ has summer camp for 4th/5th graders Summer Reading Groups for local teachers Save the Date! Download the KMWP 2015‚ÄĒ2016 Calendar ...

2015 ISI – Back to our Roots

Every summer, educators attend the KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) to examine their practice and analyze research & theory related to the teaching of writing and its role in student ...

Summer Youth Writing Academy

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in the annual Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy. Registration opens in the spring at through the KSU ...


Teaching About the Holocaust

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, in ...

2014 NWP Annual Meeting

The National Writing Project 2014 Annual Meeting was held from November 19-21 ...

2014 Literacy Conference

The 2014 Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Literacy Conference REIGNITING, REVITALIZING, RENEWING LITERACY ...

Congratulations Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest 2014 Winners!

KMWP announces the 2014 Winners of the Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest. ...

Bill Konigsberg visits KSU

Young Adult author Bill Konigsberg will discuss his latest novel, Openly Straight, ...

20 Reasons to Join Us at a Summer Institute

In honor of 20 years of teachers teaching teachers at the KMWP, ...

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KMWP Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest Winners Announced

We had an incredible response to the annual Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest this year and are pleased to announce our 2015 winners: Elementary School:¬†“Fangs of Light: The New Leader” by¬†Kylan Barbieri ¬†(Teacher: Susie Pittman) Middle School: ¬†“A Place Void of Time” by¬†Gwyneth Smith (Teacher: Dan Lloyd) High School: “The Tree” by¬†Megan Adam (Teacher: […]

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2015 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest

KMWP begins accepting submissions for the Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest on February 10th. The deadline is April 14th for student compositions in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Encourage promising writers with unique voice to write about place. Download the flyer and learn more on the Writing Contest page.

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Improving Teacher Quality

This past summer, local school teachers from Campbell Middle, Campbell High, and Griffin Middle participated in “The Cobb County Area 2 Teaching¬†Collaborative: A Multi-tiered Approach to Literacy Instruction.” Funded by Georgia’s Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Program, this institute explored the implementation of literacy in all content areas (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) in order […]

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Great GA Teacher: Dave Winter

Dave Winter, English teacher at Grady High School and KMWP fellow and author, was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of Peter Smagorinsky’s Profiles of Great Georgia Teachers. The full article can be found on Maureen Downey’s “Get Schooled” blog for the AJC. Below is a picture of Dave Winter receiving the 2011 […]

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The 2013 KMWP Awards

¬†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 of Promise JAZZMON PARHAM 2013 Teacher Leadership MARGARET ROBBINS 2013 […]

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2013 Advanced Leadership Institute

Using funds from the¬†National Writing Project‚Äôs Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) 1 grant, we designed and began our Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI). While the ALI selected fellows through an application process, fellows applied based on invitation from Jennifer Dail and Rob Montgomery. The 20¬†ALI fellows began meeting in December 2013, and met one night a […]

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Urban Sites Network Conference

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 work […]

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Literacy Coaching with Atlanta Public Schools

Using teacher consultants contracted through the organization Improving Student Achievement (ISA), KMWP contracted four retired teachers and/or faculty to provide literacy coaching at¬†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 Public […]

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PD Partnership with Campbell High School

Using funds from the¬†National Writing Project‚Äôs Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) 3 grant and building off of our new partnership with Area 2 of the Cobb County School District, KMWP¬†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 […]

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Cobb County Area 2 2012 Mini Institute

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 […]

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