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 ...
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.
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 […]
The National Writing Project 2014 Annual Meeting was held from November 19-21 in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Dail, Rob Montgomery, and Michelle Goodsite attended. At the meeting, they had an opportunity to meet with leadership from other NWP sites. Rob and Michelle participated in a round-table discussion on¬†how writing project sites are rethinking and refreshing the […]
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 ‚ÄĒ¬†Edward Anderson (Georgia […]
KMWP announces the 2014 Winners of the Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest. We recognized these young writers¬†at the annual KMWP Awards Event on June 25. High School ¬†–¬†The Driveway¬†by¬†Bethany Bell – 10th grade (Teacher: Mrs. Hall – North Atlanta High School) ¬† Middle School ¬†–¬†Flatline by¬†Madison Russell – 8th grade (Teacher: Alicia Grine – Austin […]
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 ‚ÄúOpenly Straight aims high and succeeds brilliantly. It‚Äôs up-to-the-second contemporary, funny, unexpected, peppered with […]
In honor of 20 years of teachers teaching teachers at the KMWP, here are 20¬†reasons to attend the Invitational Summer Institute.¬† 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 that […]
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 […]
¬†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 […]
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 […]