Coastal Savannah Writing Project


Lesley Roessing


Donna Loyd

Associate Director

University Hall 269
Fax 912.344.3443

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K-12 Professional Development In-Service

Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP) focuses on the mission of improving the teaching of writing and reading and improving the use of writing by offering high-quality professional development programs for educators, in the coastal region of South Carolina and Georgia,  at all grade levels, K–12 and in all content areas.

The Coastal Savannah Writing Project's professional development programs are tailored to suit the needs and interests of individual schools and districts. CSWP can provide interactive in-services during the school day or summer months, on-site coaching and demonstration lessons, assistance with curriculum and planning, and Saturday workshops. CSWP also offers GADOE-approved and registered Professional Learning Unit courses for certification renewal credit. A fee schedule is available upon request.

Included in offerings for professional development in-¬services, workshops and consultations are:

  • Writing to Learn: Reader Response to Increase Comprehension of Complex Text & Meet Standards in Reading and Writing- offered as 2 half-day or 1 whole-day session(s)
  • Steps and Strategies for Teaching Writing
  • Strategies to Meet Standards in Narrative Writing
  • Teaching Memoir Reading & Writing to Bridge the Gap between Fiction & Nonfiction Reading and Narrative & Informative Writing
  • Strategies to Meet Standards in Informative/Expository Writing
  • Strategies to Meet Standards in Opinion/Argument Writing
  • The 6-Traits of Writing: Teaching, Assessing, & Improving Writing (full-day workshop)
  • Teaching Writing through Writing Workshop
  • Research-based Strategies to Teach Vocabulary and Word Study
  • Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching Reading through Reader Workshop
  • Reading and Writing Poetry in all Content Areas
  • Collaborative Reading & Writing to Engage Reluctant Readers & Writers and Build Classroom Community

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