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Local teachers sought for Swamp Fox Writing Institute

FLORENCE, S.C. – Local teachers are being sought to attend the 2002 Summer Institute of the Swamp Fox Writing Project to be held at Francis Marion University, June 3-27. The institute will be held Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Teachers will be asked to read, to write and to present workshops. In exchange, they will receive six hours of continuing education credit for free.

These teachers will join thousands of teachers across the nation attending National Writing Project summer institutes to study writing and the teaching of writing. Teachers selected to attend the Institute represent all grade levels and all subject matters.

The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide professional development program for teachers, begun in 1974 at the University of California, Berkeley. The primary goal of the project is to improve student writing achievement by improving the teaching of writing in the nation’s schools.

The NWP receives federal funding, which it currently grants to 167 local sites in 49 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Sites operate from university campuses and collaborate with surrounding schools and districts. Collectively, these sites serve more than 100,000 teachers every year, grades kindergarten through university, in all disciplines. The NWP model is based on the belief that teachers are the key to education reform, teachers make the best teachers of other teachers, and teachers benefit from studying and conducting research.

For more information or to register for the 2002 Summer Institute, contact Suzanne Cherry at 843-661-1463, or

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Last Published: April 13, 2004 5:06 AM
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