2016 Youth Writing Academy

Encourage your student writers to explore their craft this summer in the annual Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy. Registration is now open at the Youth Writing Academy web ...

Leslie’s Legacy: Writing About Place

KMWP announces the 2016 Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Writing Contest. Leslie Walker was a KMWP fellow who strived to create community in her classroom through writing about place. This ...


KMWP Strategic Planning Meeting

This is an exciting time for KMWP! On Thursday, June 2 and ...

2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

KMWP hosted its 2016 Literacy Conference, “Place, Play, and the Power of ...

KMWP Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Contest Winners Announced

We had an incredible response to the annual Leslie Walker Writers of ...

2015 ISI – Week 3 Recap

Monday, June 22, 2015 The morning began with breakfast and log from ...

2015 ISI – Week 2 Recap

Monday morning, June 15th, began with Rob sharing alternative formats/structures for narrative ...

2015 ISI – Week 1 Recap

After two days of introductory activities, KMWP’s 2015 Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) ...

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KMWP Announces Leslie Walker Writers of Promise Winners for 2016

The KMWP announces our Leslie Walker Writers of Promise contest winners for 2016: Cassidy Ginn from Thomas Crossroads is our Elementary School winner for an essay about a trip to the beach and making “drip castles” for Oma. Teacher: Jodi Smith An excerpt from Cassidy’s submission: I wanted to see what the view from the […]

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2016 KMWP Literacy Conference

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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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News from the Mountain

  There are some exciting events happening at the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project: the annual KMWP Awards banquet, Youth Writing Academy summer camps, reading groups, and, of course, the Invitational Summer Institute. 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! […]

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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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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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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 www.kmwp.org through the KSU Mall link on the Youth Writing Academy web page. Space is limited. The 2015 Youth Writing Academy camps Creative Writing for Middle School  Creative Writing […]

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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 NWP Annual Meeting

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 […]

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