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Summer 2018

From June 18 through July 20, over 160 students from across the Santa Clara Valley will write together in the San Jose Area Writing Project’s four summer programs: Two Creative Writing Camps for grades 3-7, a two-week Writing Workshop for grades 4-7, and the Teen Writers Institute for grades 8-12. 2018 online registration is now open.

Creative Writing Camps
June 18-22
9:00 – 2:30

Two locations –

Location 1: Cumberland ES, 824 Cumberland Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (register here)

Location 2: St. Victor School, 3150 Sierra Rd. San Jose, CA  95132 (register here)
Cost: $300

Tuition discounts available for financial need.  Email copy of Free and Reduced Lunch letter to sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu with a brief statement of need & verifying child’s motivation to participate in a writing program.  Office will email a code to use at registration to reduce tuition by $75 for one week program.

Writing Workshop Grades 4-7  at SJSU:
Week One: July 9-13, 2018
Week Two*: July 16-20, 2018
9:00 – 2:30 M-F
Cost: $500

Register two weeks
Register week one only

(*Student only attending one week of Writing Workshop must sign up for week one)

Teen Writing Institute at SJSU:
July 9-13, 2018
July 16-20, 2018
Register
9:15 – 2:45 M-F
Cost: $600
Prices are early bird discount until May 1.

Tuition discounts available for financial need.  Email copy of Free and Reduced Lunch letter to sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu with a brief statement of need & verifying child’s motivation to participate in a writing program.  Office will email a code to use at registration to reduce tuition by $100 for two-week program.

To see more about these programs, please visit their blogs, full of photos, writing, and videos that capture the joy and energy of students writing with our experienced Teacher Consultants and a Writer in Residence.

Refund Policy:
100% for cancellation before April 15, 2018
$100 penalty for cancellation made 30 days before program
50% penalty for cancellations made 10 working days before program
Unusual circumstances may be an exception

 

 

I learned more at the SJAWP Summer Open Program that any other institute. The methodologies Marty Brandt covered are going to be extremely helpful in my classroom next year.
2018-05-09T06:59:15+00:00
    I learned more at the SJAWP Summer Open Program that any other institute. The methodologies Marty Brandt covered are going to be extremely helpful in my classroom next year.
 

 

Every Saturday workshop gives me inspiration and ideas on how to launch writing pieces, engage students in their writing, and more importantly, how I need to change my strategies and teaching techniques to be a positive influence in their writing adventure.

Adam Throm - 4th Year teacher at the elementary level

2018-05-09T07:01:53+00:00

Adam Throm - 4th Year teacher at the elementary level

    Every Saturday workshop gives me inspiration and ideas on how to launch writing pieces, engage students in their writing, and more importantly, how I need to change my strategies and teaching techniques to be a positive influence in their writing adventure.
 

 

My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to sign up for the next Super Saturday workshop. Even better. One can reinvigorate one’s own writing and writing instruction by devoting a summer to participating in an Invitational Summer Institute. Sometimes a 25 yr veteran of the classroom is in as much need of inspiration as a newly credentialed teacher.

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

2018-05-09T07:02:30+00:00

Mike White - 25 Year veteran High School English teacher

    My participation in the Saturday PLC program reinforces my belief that effective teachers must frequently re-examine their pedagogy and continuously explore new ways to reach students. What works well one year may fall flat the next time around, and then it’s time to 
 

 

As I head towards graduation and begin the process of deciding what path to take towards teacher certification, these Saturday Seminars have been invaluable in allowing me to learn from experienced teachers in a collaborative environment where they discuss the challenges and successes they experience daily in a classroom.

Mackenzie Rodriguez - SJSU Credential Candidate

2018-05-09T07:00:34+00:00

Mackenzie Rodriguez - SJSU Credential Candidate

    As I head towards graduation and begin the process of deciding what path to take towards teacher certification, these Saturday Seminars have been invaluable in allowing me to learn from experienced teachers in a collaborative environment where they discuss the challenges and successes 
 

 

I am grateful for the Saturday Seminar program because it has truly opened my eyes and helped me grow as a person and as a future professional. I can now improve the way students write papers, work with different kinds of students with different needs, learn how to adapt to generational gaps, and facilitate a healthy learning environment.

Rhett Cooksin - Pre-service English teacher

2018-05-09T07:03:11+00:00

Rhett Cooksin - Pre-service English teacher

    I am grateful for the Saturday Seminar program because it has truly opened my eyes and helped me grow as a person and as a future professional. I can now improve the way students write papers, work with different kinds of students with