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 ...

Summer Youth Writing Academies

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in a master class with writer and KSU professor Dr. Aaron Levy at the Teen Writers Studio June 2 – ...

2014 Summer Institute

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


Book Club on Argument

Book Club Announcement: Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12 (with Pizza) Are you ...

Bill Konigsberg visits KSU

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

Great GA Teacher: Dave Winter

Dave Winter, English teacher at Grady High School and KMWP fellow and ...

New Book Club

We hope your school year has started off well! Don’t you just ...

Summer Youth Writing Academies

The 2014 Youth Writing Academy announces its sessions for this summer: June ...

Urban Sites Network Conference

Jennifer Dail and Michelle Goodsite attended the Urban Sites Network Conference held ...

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Congratulations Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest 2014 Winners!

KMWP announces the 2014 Winners of the Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest. We will recognize our winners at the annual KMWP Awards Event on June 25. High School submission - The Driveway by Bethany Bell – 10th grade - (Teacher: Mrs. Hall – North Atlanta High School)   Middle School submission  - Flatline by Madison Russell – 8th grade -(Teacher: Alicia Grine […]

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20 Reasons to Join Us at The KMWP SI 2014

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 […]

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The KMWP Awards

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 […]

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2013 Literacy Conference

The first annual KMWP Literacy Conference was held on March 23rd.

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2012 NWP Spring Meeting

The National Writing Project Spring Meeting was held from March 28 – 30 in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Dail and Michelle Goodsite attended the meeting with support from the Dean’s Office in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. At the Spring Meeting, they had an opportunity to meet with leadership from other NWP sites and […]

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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 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 […]

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PD Partnership with Campbell High School

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 […]

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2013 Advanced Leadership Institute

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 […]

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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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2012 Invitational Summer Institute

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 […]

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