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The Spartanburg Writing Project (SWP) is a professional development organization that seeks to improve writing and the teaching of writing. Founded in 1982, SWP provides resources to teachers, students, schools and school districts in our service area.
It is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, which is a successful model for professional development with more than 180 sites worldwide.
Learn more about our history, philosophy and services.
Fall Renewal 2014
Teaching Students in a Time of Standards
Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
University Readiness Center
By focusing the 2014 Fall Renewal Conference on student-centered instruction, SWP seeks to support classroom teachers as they make their own professional decisions—informed by research and reflection—about how to best foster literacy development in the classroom. We hope to empower teachers to move beyond
standards, to believe in their own expertise and in the potential of each and every student. For more than 30 years, the Spartanburg Writing Project has been working with teachers in Upstate, SC and with National Writing Project sites across the country to develop a shared vision for literacy
Jed Dearybury is an early childhood educator in Spartanburg, SC at Woodland Heights Elementary School, Spartanburg District 6. Currently in his 13th year in education, Jed has been celebrated across the country for his excellence in the profession. He received the Presidential
Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and met President Obama. He was named as SC Honor Roll Teacher (top 5 in SC) and has had over 100 projects funded through Donors Choose.
$40 per person
Discount available for groups of 20 or more.
To register, please
Thursday, February 26, 2015
3:00 - 7:00 pm.
Join us for a reading by Ron Rash, the award-winning author of Serena and One Foot in Eden, followed by a selection of writing workshop sessions including poetry, fiction, nonfiction and self-publishing, conducted by local authors. Whether you are a
teacher of writing, a lover of Southern Literature, or an aspiring writer yourself, this event will be a great place to meet local authors and find some inspiration for your own work!
Registration-open to the public
$45 per person
Discount available for groups of 20 or more
Contact UsTasha A. Thomas, DirectorUSC Upstate800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Office 864-503-5653Fax email@example.com
Additional ResourcesThe National Writing ProjectSC State Council of The International Reading AssociationSC Council of Teachers of EnglishNational Council for Teachers of EnglishSC Department of EducationHub City Writers ProjectSpartanburg Writing Project Blog
The Spartanburg Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a national model for professional development with more than 180 sites across the United States and the world.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?