Earn College Credit

The San José Area Writing Project offers pre- and in-service teachers the opportunity to join a Professional Learning Community (PLC) through the Saturday Seminar series. In these PLCs participants engage in professional conversation and collaboration, while earning reasonably priced graduate-level credit and developing teacher-leader skills.

Another way to earn college level credits is in Summer Open Programs.  These are four-day events led by some of our top teacher consultants at grade level ranging from K-12. For more information about summer open programs, click here.

Saturday Seminars

There will be two PLC cohorts, one for K-6 and a second for 6-12 teachers. Both will be led by SJAWP Associate Directors.

All PLC participants will attend all three Saturday Seminars in a season. In addition, PLC members will attend cohort meetings. For $150, participants will earn one unit of graduate credit by attending three Saturday Seminars in a season, participating in the first two PLC cohort meetings, and completing the written requirements. For $300, participants will earn two units of graduate credit by attending three Saturday Seminars in a season, participating in all PLC cohort meetings, and completing the written requirements. For $450, participants will earn three units of graduate credit by attending all three Saturday Seminars in a season, participating in all PLC cohort meetings, and completing the written requirements. See below for specific credit requirements.

Please “register” here.  It is a free ticket that lets us know you plan to attend the PLC.  During the Saturday Seminar, Jonathan Lovell will register you for units of college credit with SJSU.

Three Units

Three upper-division/graduate-level semester units are available for $450 (includes registration fees for Saturday Seminars) after joining the Professional Learning Community. The SJAWP provides PLCs that offer pre–service and in–service teachers the opportunity to participate in professional conversation and collaboration, while earning reasonably priced graduate level credit.

Join the Professional Learning Community by February 2, 2019
Attend three Saturday Seminars in a season
Participate in all PLC cohort meetings
Submit 7 pages of lesson plans and reflection
2 pages must be reflection
The other 5 pages can be any combination of lesson plans and/or additional reflection (i.e. a participant may submit 2 pages of reflection + 5 pages lessons, or 3 pages of reflection + 4 pages of lessons, etc.)

Two Units

Two upper-division/graduate-level semester units are available for $300 (includes registration fees for Saturday Seminars) after joining the Professional Learning Community. The SJAWP provides PLCs that offer pre–service and in–service teachers the opportunity to participate in professional conversation and collaboration, while earning reasonably priced graduate level credit.

Join the Professional Learning Community by February 2, 2019
Attend three Saturday Seminars in a season
Participate in all PLC cohort meetings
Submit 5 pages of lesson plans and reflection
2 pages must be reflection
The other 3 pages can be any combination of lesson plans and/or additional reflection (i.e. a participant may submit 2 pages of reflection + 3 pages lessons, or 3 pages of reflection + 2 pages of lessons,, etc.)

One Unit

One upper-division/graduate-level semester unit is available for $150 (includes registration fees for Saturday Seminars).

1. Join the Professional Learning Community by February 2, 2019
2. Attend three Saturday Seminars in a season
3. Participate in the first 2 PLC cohort meetings
4. Submit 3 pages of lesson plans and reflection
2 pages must be reflection
The other page can be a lesson plan or an additional page of reflection

Summer Open Programs 

The San Jose Area Writing Project is proud host Summer Open Professional Development for Educators. Summer Open Programs are four-day events led by some of our top teacher consultants who are experts in writing instruction.

All programs will be offered for two units of credit at $150 per unit, a total of $300. Participants can elect to add a third unit by writing an “extra credit” paper for $150 (a total of $450).Please note that your Eventbrite tickets will indicate no charge, however you will pay your registration to SJSU during the Summer Open Session. Learn more.