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BAWP Summer Youth Programs now accepting registrations!

Visit our camp website for more information on each of the below programs: bawpwritingcamp.org

Young Writers Camps (entering grades 3rd – 9th):

    • Unless otherwise noted our camps:

      • Are for incoming 3rd through 9th graders
      • Run Monday through Friday
YWC SF Pacific Heights @
St. Vincent de Paul
2350 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Walnut Creek @
Northgate High School
425 Castle Rock Rd,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Kentfield
Kent Middle School
800 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Piedmont @
Piedmont Middle School
760 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC Berkeley @
School of the Madeleine
1225 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
July 6 – 24, 2020 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$670.00 online price
YWC San Ramon @
Location pending
district approval
San Ramon, CA 94582
July 6 – 24, 2020 (3 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$670.00 online price

Middle Grades Courses:

    • Unless otherwise noted our camps:
      • Run Monday through Friday
      • Are located at UC Berkeley
Graphic Novels for the New Times Kid
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Classroom 4500
June 8 – 12, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$570.00 online price
Grades 4th – 8th
Poetry and Performance (MS)
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Classroom TBA
July 20 – 24, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$360.00 online price
Grades 6th – 8th

High School Writing Courses (entering grades 9th – 12th):

We are not yet ready to start accepting registrations for our High School summer writing courses. All course proposals are due by February 1st so we anticipate having a complete list of our offerings available by mid-February. 

    • Unless otherwise noted these courses:

      • Are for incoming 9th through 12th graders
      • Run Monday through Friday
      • Are located at UC Berkeley
Flash Fiction
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$570.00 online price
Sourcing from the Self
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
June 15 – 26, 2020 (2 wks)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$570.00 online price
Backpack Journalism
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
June 22 – 26, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$370.00 online price
Sports Reporting
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
June 22 – 26, 2020 (1 wk)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$370.00 online price
Intro to Memoir
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
July 6 – 16, 2020 (2 wks)
(doesn’t meet on Fridays)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$460.00 online price
Graphic Novel Writing
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
July 13 – 24, 2020 (2 wks)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$570.00 online price
HS Poetry & Performance
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
July 20 – 24, 2020 (1 wk)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$360.00 online price
Reimagining the Book
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
July 27 – 31, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$370.00 online price
Creative Writing
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
July 27 – Aug 7, 2020 (2 wk)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$570.00 online price
The Personal Statement
UC Berkeley
Classroom TBA
August 3 – 7, 2020 (1 wk)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$340.00 online price

 

Now Registering: Feb 8 Weekend Workshops

Come join practicing Teachers as they share techniques and strategies that work in their classrooms. The Bay Area Writing Project is excited to provide high quality professional development opportunities at an affordable price for teachers throughout the Bay Area. This workshop series is perfect for teachers, administrators, coaches, coordinators, student teachers or anyone interested in the teaching of writing.

February 8, 2020 Registration ($25.00) HERE

Discounts:
—  Groups of 3 or more get a 20% discount (must register at the same time and the discount automatically deducted during check out)

February 8, 2020 Weekend Workshop

Writing Across the Disciplines

Writing has never been the exclusive domain of English teachers. Teachers of all subjects have the potential to not only offer students space to make sense of ideas, but also to build comfort with the kinds of writing that exist in different disciplines. These workshops explore the importance of consistently embedding writing into content lessons across disciplines. Workshops will focus on routines, strategies and tools for understanding content and developing composition skills.

This workshop event will feature your choice of one workshop each session.

Location: UC Berkeley, 2121 Berkeley Way (Brand new Graduate School of Education building), 1st floor foyer
Directional signs will be posted the day of the workshops

Free Saturday street parking on Arch, LeConte and Spruce or metered parking ($) on streets surrounding the building.
Campus ($) parking options (Recommended: Lower Hearst parking structure)

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Schedule:

Check-in and Coffee: 8:45 am
Opening Remarks: 8:50 am
Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 2: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

February 8, 2020

Session 1:

Don’t Think Twice—Prince vs. Michael Jackson: Argumentative Writing in the Humanities
Presenter: Carla Williams-Namboodiri

Two iconic musicians who topped the charts of the 1980s helped redefine looks, attitudes and designs of a decade. In retrospective, their careers seemed like shadow boxing. But who would win? Using primary and secondary sources, participants examine artifacts of Prince and MJ’s lives. Considering the historical significance of two artists, we will assess the validity of our own thinking, while anticipating counter evidence and opposition to asserted claims. This workshop is geared toward middle to high school teachers interested in historical writing that addresses social and cultural movements.

New Literacies & Pop Culture
Presenter: July Westhale

This workshop explores how to construct a textbookless classroom utilizing popular culture, media, and new literacies as a way of increasing access. The focus is on creating a “live” classroom that is not bound by traditional disciplines. Content centers on work with community college students, but is easily modified for all grade levels.

Session 2:

VOICE ACTIVATED!
Presenter: Jodi Freedman

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to incorporate simple tools into the writing process to make literary or historical figures come alive. Through examining their own teacher practices and beliefs, teachers will discover how to help students find their own voice and connections to literature and history. This workshop is appropriate for grades 5 through high school and can be incorporated into English, history, humanities or acting classrooms.

State Your Claim
Presenter: Aijeron Simmons

In this workshop we will try out strategies to support students to write across the science genres. These strategies include science notebooks, science posters, and journal publishing. We will explore sensemaking strategies that support students to write about what they are learning. This workshop is most applicable to elementary and middle school teachers.

Future Workshops

Voice, Identity, Access and Equity –  April 25, 2020

Classrooms can provide courageous spaces for exploring collective and individual identities.  Writing often plays a critical role in this exploration and provides a humanizing lens through which students can see each others’ experiences. These workshops will focus on strategies, protocols and content that support students to contribute their stories, share their truths and invite others into conversation through writing. 

Join us for the new season of BAWP Weekend Workshops!

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Come join practicing Teachers as they share techniques and strategies that work in their classrooms. The Bay Area Writing Project is excited to provide high quality professional development opportunities at an affordable price for teachers throughout the Bay Area. This workshop series is perfect for teachers, administrators, coaches, coordinators, student teachers or anyone interested in the teaching of writing.

September 14, 2019 Weekend Workshop

Writing Strategies for Language Development

Classrooms are filled with students who are linguistically and culturally diverse. These workshops will explore language features and support language production for all learners. Teachers will experience rich language writing strategies and tools to provide targeted instruction for various levels of language fluency. 

$22.30 registrationSeptember 14, 2019 Registration

$47.30 registrationRegistration for all 3 Workshops

Discounts:
—  Groups of 3 or more get a 20% discount (must register at the same time and the discount automatically deducted during check out)

September 14th Weekend Workshop 2019 (pdf flyer)

*Credit available for purchase if you attend all 3 workshops

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This workshop event will feature your choice of one workshop each session.

September 14, 2019

Session 1:

Collaborative Writing: Supporting Academic and Social-Emotional Needs of English Learners
Presenter: Amanda Staab

Collaborative writing is one practice in a language-rich Designated or Integrated ELD classroom that helps beginning and early intermediate English learners write authentically and confidently.  When language learners have the opportunity to co-create a piece of writing, it can be a pivotal learning experience. In this session, participants will experience the steps students take in writing a collaborative paragraph and understand how key language supports and protocols can improve students’ feelings about writing as well as their real skills with using academic language appropriately and extending ideas. This workshop is applicable to a wide range of grade levels.

Language Acquisition and Civic Action: Participatory Action Research in the ELD Classroom
Presenter: Casey McAlduff

Too often, inquiry-driven learning models such as participatory action research and project-based learning are not integrated into ELD and SDAI classrooms, and are many times left out of classrooms with high populations of English Learners. In this workshop, teachers will explore how centering student voice, authentic audience, and civic engagement in these spaces can increase student engagement and boost students’ confidence in their language production. Teachers in this workshop will be asked to participate in a simulated participatory action research project  and will create a Know Your Rights Guide. Teachers will also be provided with tools for how to scaffold the material to meet the needs of a linguistically diverse classroom. Additionally, there will be time to discuss how to balance the teaching of explicit language instruction and acquisition while also engaging young people in real world problem solving. All grade level teachers are welcome!

Session 2:

What are they ready for?
Presenter: Maggie Coshnear

Experience the power of collaborative writing in tackling the complex social issues of our times. This workshop will equip teachers with the tools to lead in-depth research projects and high-level thesis statement creation for students with a range of reading levels. We will examine the credibility of sources and address the question of how to divide labor in group projects. This workshop is suited for upper elementary to high school grades.

Supporting Young Writers in Oral Storytelling
Presenter: Lorin King

In the beginning of our existence human beings communicated with stories, then drawings, and then writing.  Like the flow of human communication, young writers need opportunities to engage in oral expression before putting pencil to page to better build their language skills and gain fluidity of storytelling formats.  Storytelling comes in many forms depending on cultural background and in school it is traditionally taught as always having a beginning, middle, and end. We will explore the question of should our youngest students be exposed non western story formats through oral storytelling practices as teacher/students.  This workshop is most suited for elementary school teachers.

Future Workshops

Writing Across the Disciplines – February 8, 2020

Writing has never been the exclusive domain of English teachers. Teachers of all subjects have the potential to not only offer students space to make sense of ideas, but also to build comfort with the kinds of writing that exist in different disciplines. These workshops explore the importance of consistently embedding writing into content lessons across disciplines. Workshops will focus on routines, strategies and tools for understanding content and developing composition skills.   

Voice, Identity, Access and Equity –  April 25, 2020

Classrooms can provide courageous spaces for exploring collective and individual identities.  Writing often plays a critical role in this exploration and provides a humanizing lens through which students can see each others’ experiences. These workshops will focus on strategies, protocols and content that support students to contribute their stories, share their truths and invite others into conversation through writing.