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 ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]