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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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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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Congratulations Leslie-Walker Writers of Promise Contest 2014 Winners!

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 […]

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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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20 Reasons to Join Us at a Summer Institute

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 […]

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Great GA Teacher: Dave Winter

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 […]

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The 2013 KMWP Awards

 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 […]

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2013 Advanced Leadership Institute

Using funds from the National Writing Project’s 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 […]

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Urban Sites Network Conference

Jennifer Dail and Michelle Goodsite attended the Urban Sites Network Conference held by the Red Mountain Writing Project. The theme of the conference was Writers of Social Justice: How One Pen Can Change the World. At the conference, Jennifer and Michelle shared what KMWP has learned about partnering with high-needs schools through our SEED 3 work […]

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