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2015 Awards Banquet

June 25 was the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project’s (KMWP) annual awards banquet. We celebrated the KMWP fellows of our 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI), we honored the work of teachers and leaders in our community who promote literacy and leadership, and we praised the young authors and recipients of our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise […]

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2015 ISI – Week 3 Recap

Monday, June 22, 2015 The morning began with breakfast and log from Nathan Edwards followed by writing into the day. With introduction from Nathan, Lyndsay Fleming presented our final demo presentation on inference through the use of writing maps in the social studies classroom. The demo provided fellows opportunities to explore objects in a bag […]

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2015 ISI – Week 2 Recap

Monday morning, June 15th, began with Rob sharing alternative formats/structures for narrative reading for students. Fellows had an opportunity to peruse different titles including House of Leaves, S, and eBook, The Fifty Year Sword.  The group wrote into the morning, eager for the opportunity, falling into the rhythm of ISI personal writing. Later we began the […]

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2015 ISI – Week 1 Recap

After two days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) got fully underway on Monday, June 8. With an emphasis this year on place-based writing and finding inspiration in nature, co-director Kitty Drew and her colleague Mary Ann Stillerman got the fellows exploring KSU’s campus in order to write with a photographer’s eye. […]

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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 learning. These teachers return to their classrooms as KMWP teacher leaders: models of effective disciplinary literacy instruction for their schools and districts. Through the KMWP […]

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Teaching About the Holocaust

The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, presents a two-day professional development event that will provide teachers with resources and pedagogical approaches to teach about the Holocaust. The workshop is FREE of charge and includes books and resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial […]

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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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2014 Literacy Conference

The 2014 Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Literacy Conference REIGNITING, REVITALIZING, RENEWING LITERACY DATE: September 27, 2014 LOCATION: Kennesaw State University, English Building (see maps below) START TIME: 7:30 am (program pickup/onsite registration/breakfast) END TIME: 3:30 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sheridan Blau Featuring Sessions by Local Educators on the Following Topics Utilizing New Media — Edward Anderson (Georgia […]

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Bill Konigsberg visits KSU

Young Adult author Bill Konigsberg will discuss his latest novel, Openly Straight, and how his books are being embraced and banned in schools. He will also discuss the creative process and journey of publishing a novel. —————————————————————— PRAISE FOR OPENLY STRAIGHT “Openly Straight aims high and succeeds brilliantly. It’s up-to-the-second contemporary, funny, unexpected, peppered with […]

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