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WHAT IS THE UC MERCED WRITING PROJECT? 


•      A collaborative program of the University of California, Merced and Merced County school districts, dedicated to improving writing and the teaching of writing at all grade levels and in all...Read More...


WHAT ARE THE UC MERCED WRITING PROJECT PRINCIPLES?

•      Writing is fundamental to learning any subject
•      Writing needs constant attention and repetition from early grades...Read More...

HOW DOES THE UC MERCED WRITING PROJECT MODEL WORK?

•      The model is “teachers teaching teachers.”  Each year successful teachers of writing are brought together in the Summer Invitational Institute where they prepare to teach other teachers in workshops the Project conducts during the school year.  The Project provides ongoing reading, writing, research, and discussion...Read More...

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE SUMMER INVITATIONAL INSTITUTE?

•      Teachers who have taught at least two years may apply.  Applications are welcome from teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students, primary grade teachers, and teachers in all disciplines, as well as English.

•      Fellows for the Summer Institute...Read More...

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE INSTITUTE?

•     This leadership Institute is an intensive learning experience, which contributes to the sharing of effective teaching practices as well as the development of teachers’ confidence in their own writing.  Fellows meet from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday for four weeks during the summer...Read More...