SWP and School Partnerships
The Spartanburg Writing Project invites schools to apply to become a partner with SWP to develop strong writing programs.
The programs and projects offered in partnerships are based on best practices in teaching writing, reflect the South Carolina English Language Arts standards, and model effective teaching to help prepare students for PACT and other standardized testing.
Partnerships include collaborative planning between the teachers and administrators of the school partner and the SWP staff. The needs and requests of the individual school determine the services offered, but typical programs include
- Teaching demonstrations
- Mentoring and coaching
- Research study groups
- Curriculum development
- Teacher writing groups
- Training workshops
- Assessing student writing to inform teaching
Applications are due by Friday, June 5, 2009, and they will be reviewed in May. In June, schools accepted as partners and SWP staff will meet to begin planning programs for the 2009-2010 school year. Partnerships are for one year, but may be continued.
To apply, complete the application and return it to:
Tasha A. Thomas
Spartanburg Writing Project
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303