Advancing the teaching of writing in our schools and communities. The Southside Virginia Writing Project (SVWP) is part of the expansive National Writing Project (NWP).
Through its annual Summer Institute, Young Author’s Camp, professional development offerings, and writing retreat the SVWP will build a cadre of teacher leaders, with diverse disciplines, across the JK-14 spectrum; and advance the teaching of writing in our rural schools and community.
Join a community of writers for support of your summer writing routine and feedback on:
Join us on Zoom from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST when your schedule allows. No RSVP is required.
3 Graduate Credits - undergraduate seniors are eligible
Summer Institute participants are educators and pre-service teachers across the JK-16 spectrum who represent diverse districts and content areas, including
During the Institute, you will
At the end of the Summer Institute, teaching fellows become teaching consultants who will conduct professional development in their home schools and districts. NWP teaching consultants also come together over the year to share writing and professional development ideas.
Recognized as leaders in their field across all 50 states and internationally NWP teaching consultants often become future instructors for the Summer Institute, partnering with one of the Director.
View, Download, Print the SVWP Summer Institute flyer (pdf).
Virginia residents $280 per credit
Non-Virginia residents $355 per credit
Professional Development Points: 90 (suggested)
4 Synchronous Zoom Meetings
(If you have a conflict with one of these dates, your professors will attempt to be accommodating)
The rest of the classes are asynchronous, inviting you to work at your own pace.
Daily Zoom Office hours whenever you need support.
An Assistant Professor of Elementary and Middle School Education in the Education and Counseling Department of the College of Education, Health and Human Services Dr. Suskind teaches elementary and secondary education courses in literacy.
She has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instruction from the Reading Program where she specialized in the teaching of writing.