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The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), housed in the Graduate School of Education, is a collaborative program between University of California, Berkeley and Bay Area schools. Since 1974, BAWP has been a vital resource for teachers and schools in the Bay Area, not only in the teaching of writing but also as a model of professional development, teacher leadership and reform. Firmly rooted in the belief that teachers are the best teachers of teachers, BAWP offers workshops for teachers, taught by teachers, throughout the school year and each summer, serving hundreds of teachers and their students each year.

During its 40 years, BAWP has expanded to offer workshops for young writers in grades 4-9, for pre-service teachers, for teachers as writers and for after school program leaders. As a teacher-led organization, BAWP continues to respond to the needs of teachers in the Bay Area and the needs of their students.

BAWP’s current director is Katherine Suyeyasu.

For general information about BAWP, our summer Young Writer’s Camps, summer programs for teachers, professional development workshops or coaching at your school site or district, contact us at:

Bay Area Writing Project
University of California Berkeley
Graduate School of Education

3639 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
Phone: 510-642-0971

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We are a member of the California Subject Matter Project network and the founding site of the National Writing Project.


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