National Writing Project

Hawai'i Writing Project Awarded Two SEED Grants

Publication: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa News
Date: February 12, 2013

Summary: With the support of two grants from the federal Supporting Effective Educators Development (SEED) program, the Hawaiʻi Writing Project, based at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, will conduct writing professional development in high-needs schools and host two summer institutes for teachers in local communities on each island.

 

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An affiliate of the National Writing Project, the HWP's goal is to improve writing instruction in the nation's schools and to promote the use of writing for thinking and literacy learning across grades and disciplines. With the support of two $20,000 federal Seed grants through the National Writing Project, the HWP is conducting writing professional development in high-needs schools as well as the summer institutes.

HWP Director and Assistant Professor Ellen Spitler of the COE is currently working with the English department faculty at Farrington High School. "Our teachers in Hawai`i are invaluable resources for the distinct cultural and social realities of the students in their classrooms," said Spitler. "It is a privilege to work with the English department at Farrington High School — a group of truly dedicated educators who strive to support the development of their students."

Read the Press Release

Read "College of Education's Hawai'i Writing Project Offers Summer Institutes" at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa News .

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