South Texas Writing Project

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STWP Programs


Staff Development Credit

Meeting specific needs:

  • Each series is tailored to the District's needs
  • Each series addresses participants' grade levels and subject areas.
  • Two-to-three hour sessions
  • Series of 5 to 10 sessions
  • Scheduled across several weeks, weekday or weekend
  • Small groups to ensure hands-on learning
  • "Teachers teaching teachers": each series is coordinated by an experienced classroom teacher affiliated with Texas A&M International University .

Also available:

Staff development, in-service, afternoon programs and institutes include:

  • Learner-centered instruction
  • Creating a responsive learning environment
  • Instructional strategies to prepare students for alternative assessment
  • Developing students' higher order thinking skills through writing
  • Teaching writing as a process
  • Writing for different purposes
  • Writing for different audiences
  • Using peer editing groups
  • Assembling and evaluating portfolios
  • Using holistic scoring
  • Designing rubrics for evaluation
  • Grammar strategies that work
  • Writing with technology
  • Publishing student and teacher writing
  • Providing assistance in writing grant proposals to fund staff development.



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