The University of Mississippi Writing Project

UMWP 2021 Fall Workshops Series for Teachers

Let the University of Mississippi Writing Project help you discover new ideas for your English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. Each workshop is facilitated by a UMWP teacher-leader and features an interactive format with a variety of approaches. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with other educators and explore ready-to-use materials and strategies for reading and writing instruction.

Cost: $125 per workshop. Lunch is provided. Schools may send four teachers for the price of three.
CEUs: Available for a $20 processing fee per workshop and per teacher.

How to Fit It All In: An Integrated Reading, Writing, and Thinking Workshop 

Secondary Focus — Wednesday, September 22nd from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Elementary Focus — Wednesday, October 13th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Explore engaging ways to motivate your students in the post-pandemic classroom
  • Incorporate more low-stakes writing to improve reading comprehension
  • Use mentor texts to teach grammar and craft moves in context

Meaningful Support for Student Writers - Grades 6-12

Wednesday, October 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Use reading and writing scaffolds to enhance overall literacy
  • Find the just-right balance between structure and formula
  • Explore ideas for sentence frames, graphic organizers, and more!

Accelerating Literacy for Young Learners - Grades K-5

Wednesday, November 3rd from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Explore the what and the why of close reading and close writing
  • Use intentional scaffolding to support literacy growth
  • Increase the focus on integrating essential power standards

Preparing Students for the MAAP Writing Assessment - Grades 6-10

Wednesday, November 3rd from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Focus on instructional practices to support on-demand writing
  • Align your writing instruction with MAAP rubric expectations
  • Analyze scoring guidelines, student samples, and writing prompts

Note: Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. All cancellations must be made via email to umwp@olemiss.edu at least 48-hours prior to the workshop date.

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Transitioning to College Writing Symposium

An annual symposium for teachers and students of composition, from middle school through university levels.

National Writing Project

The University of Mississippi Writing Project is one of 160 sites of the National Writing Project.