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2017 KMWP Showcase

On August 12, 2017, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards event. During our showcase, we recognized outstanding educators in the KMWP community who promoted literacy and leadership during the 2016-2017 academic year.  We also celebrated young authors for their winning compositions in the 2017 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest.  Attendees […]

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2017 Youth Writing Academy Recap

In the 2017 Youth Writing Academy for elementary age students, students began the week by learning what a Memoir is and writing their very own “memoir” piece. After brainstorming important people, places, and events in their lives, they chose a specific memory to begin writing about and work on throughout the week. Each day we […]

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2017 ISI – Week 2 Recap

June 19 – 23, 2017 The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s Summer Institute charged ahead during the week of June 19. Fellows, directors, and guest speakers alike explored playful, engaging methods for teaching argument and grammar. The week began with presentations from Rob and Amanda Montgomery on using imagery to spur writing. Amanda presented a series […]

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2017 ISI – Week 1 Recap

June 12 – 16, 2017 After three days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2017 Summer Institute got fully underway on Monday, June 12. Co-directors Tommy Jolly, Amanda Montgomery, and Rob Montgomery led the 16 fellows in several first-day activities designed to both build community and facilitate thinking about approaches to narrative writing. First, Rob had the […]

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2016 NWP Annual Meeting

Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project was excited to serve as the host site for this year’s National Writing Project Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Michelle Goodsite, Rob Montgomery, and Jennifer Dail attended the meeting and represented KMWP. They enjoyed the opportunity to explore connected learning and leadership by networking with colleagues as well as participating in discussion […]

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Kickoff Event – Second Saturday Series

On September 10, 2016, KMWP fellows and 3 guests attended a Great Grant Writing Workshop presented by our own Director, Jennifer Dail.  This was the first of our Second Saturday Series events for 2016-2017.  The participants got an opportunity to share ideas about grants which they would want to write for their schools.  Jennifer provided […]

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2016 KMWP Awards Banquet

On August 25, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project (KMWP) hosted our annual awards banquet. We honored the work of teachers and leaders in our community who promote literacy and leadership, and we celebrated the young authors and recipients of our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise awards. KMWP presents three awards to individuals who contribute to […]

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2018 Invitational Summer Institute

Reclaiming Our Voice in Education The KMWP Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) is strongly grounded on the National Writing Project (NWP) principle that teachers learn best from other teachers. The ISI Teaching Team works with participants to shape a learning community in which we all become not only stronger writers and teachers of writing but also […]

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2016 Youth Writing Academy

In the Young Authors Camp for Elementary School Students, we shared about ourselves as people and as writers and brainstormed answers to the question, “What do authors do to keep readers engaged?” We also talked about the many different genres of writing and the children talked about where they might focus. We discussed how authors […]

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Second Saturday Series

KMWP is pleased to announce our Second Saturday Series beginning on September 10. Join us and your fellow educators for an informational morning of fun, camaraderie, and professional development. Come and learn about a different topic every month! Here are some of the upcoming events! January 14, 2017 – Using Images to Engage Struggling Writers […]

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