GVWP Writing & Technology Workshops for K-12 Students
What are the Writing & Technology Workshops?
Each summer, top educators from our region descend upon quiet school sites in south San Joaquin county, transforming the empty classrooms and computer labs into active, vibrant learning centers. These intensive two-week programs are presented by Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus, and they offer unique opportunities for students to develop their writing and publishing talents.
What Do Students Do? What Do They Learn?
During the workshop, students attend lessons and engage in guided activities to learn new writing strategies. Each day, they interact with personal writing mentors, explore multimedia technology, and collaborate with peers. Writers learn to identify personal strengths and address personal weaknesses as they polish, present, and publish their works. To see how we blend traditional writing & online publishing, click through some of our Student Work.
How Is This Workshop Different From Traditional Summer School?
In these nonprofit, community-subsidized workshops, GVWP Consultants, technology leaders, and classroom teachers meet in grade span groups to study, explore, and master the art of teaching writing. Using a “workshop” approach that emphasizes both teamwork and individual responsibility, teachers and students work together to create a collaborative environment that supports productivity and learning. The students benefit not only from an intensive focus on writing instruction, but also from an abundance of teachers who are constantly seeking ways to help them move forward as writers. When immersed in this community of writers, students show improved motivation and dramatic acceleration in writing skills.
Teacher-to-Student Ratio is 1-to-5 or better!
Teachers have plenty of one-on-one instructional time to assess the needs of each student and provide individualized guidance.
• each teacher personally mentors just 4 - 5 students;
• struggling writers receive close personal attention & intervention;
• aspiring authors find opportunities for advanced instruction;
• teachers can help every student reach his/her highest potential.
Can't Attend This Year?
If you can't attend this year, click here to add your name to next year's mailing list. Next spring, we will send a message containing workshop information, enrollment instructions, and a discount code for earlybird registration! (GVWP respects your privacy. We never sell mailing addresses, and we do not advertise other programs. We send just one or two informational email messages per year.)
This year's workshops ended in July; we will announce dates for the 2015 workshops in February or March.
Click here to receive an email notice when we open early registration for the 2015 student workshops.
Read comments from some of the dedicated professionals who staff our workshops, or view photos and detailed descriptions of teacher's activities from recent workshops.
Learn more about what happens in our classrooms from our newsletters and articles in local newspapers.
Check out our GVWP Demo Lab courses. School-aged children of participating teachers receive free registration at the workshop that accompanies each course. This allows parents to share some very exciting learning experiences with their children.
If you have questions about our programs, please contact the GVWP office at CSU Stanislaus:
phone: (209) 667-3490