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Saturday, February 7, 21, March 7, April 4, 25, & May 16th 

Blog What You Know

Have you ever been curious about the power and appeal of blogging?  Perhaps you have an active blog already and would like to take it further?  Have you ever toyed with the idea of using a blog to document your professional life, your travels, your classroom and its many facets?  Write with other teachers about what you do everyday.

This semester long class has been designed with your work life in mind: the time you have, what you are learning every day in your school and classroom, and the importance of getting your teacher voice out in to the world.The Bay Area Writing Project invites you to Blog What You Know!  Join us for a writing workshop, designed for teachers, that provides a welcoming space to explore online writing together.Workshop Leaders:

Greta Vollmer, Director of the Bay Area Writing Project

Marty Williams, Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultant and trained Amherst Writers & Artists workshop leader

Tuition:  $250 (Online Registration $265)    Optional 1 credit available for purchaseClass size limited to twelve participants. *BAWP TCs, may be eligible for reduced tuition. Contact Greta Vollmer for details before registering. 

In-Person Meetings: February 7th, February 21st, March 7th, April 4th, April 25th, & May 16th.

Online Meetings: February 28th, March 21st, April 11th & May 2nd.
Registration Form ($250 – make check payable to UC Regents)
Online Registration ($265 – includes credit card processing fees) 

Sunday, February 8th

Writing Teachers Write

A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work. (Open to the Public)

Expressions Gallery  3:00-4:30 p.m.

2035 Ashby Avenue @ Adeline in Berkeley (very close to Ashby BART)

The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) is a collaborative program between the University of California at Berkeley and Bay Area schools, dedicated to improving writing and the teaching of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines. One of the founding principles of BAWP suggests that the best teachers of writing also write themselves. This monthly reading is a lively and unique place to hear the powerful voices of teachers and other writers in our rich and varied Bay Area communities.

Light refreshments will be served. We hope you will join us.
Please contact Judy Bebelaar at judy@judybebelaar.com or 510-845-5430 with any questions.



Friday, February 13th 


Writing Group for Teachers (Open to the Public)

Mudraker’s Cafe 4:00-6:00 p.m. 2801 Telegraph Ave at Stuart in Berkeley, CA

Join us to write, share, chat, eat, drink and warm ourselves with words and with other teachers and writers. We’ll offer prompts, but you are always free to write what you want and need to write. We use the Amherst Writers and Artists response guidelines to give feedback to our fresh, unedited work.

Bring your pen, your computer, a prompt to share and get your writing on!



Saturday, February 21st

Presenters’ Collective Network (PCN)

Session #5 –

(Teaching Fellows Only )

TC’s interested in attending, please RSVP to Stanley Pesick- stanley.pesick@gmail.com

UC Berkeley, 3635 Tolman Hall 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For long-time consultants and presenters, we want to the PCN to be a place for you to try out a new presentation, or refine one you’ve already developed. For TCs who have not yet had a chance to present, we’d like the PCN to be an opportunity for you to further develop ideas and presentations put forth at your summer institute. For all of us, the collegial support at the center of the PCN is intended to help us work confidently with colleagues as we support continued growth as teachers of writing and teachers of content such as history and science.

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