Professional Development Opportunity: Spartanburg Writing Project Fall Renewal 2011

September 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The Spartanburg Writing Project is now taking registrations  for SWP Fall Renewal 2011: “Teaching is Risky Business, Right? NO, WRITE!” Featuring keynote speaker Barry Lane, Author of Reviser’s Toolbox and After “The End.”
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., University Readiness Center, USC Upstate

Barry Lane is a nationally known professional writer and teacher noted for dynamic, hands-on conferences, workshops, keynotes, and in service presentations. He has taught writing at the University of New Hampshire, founded a literacy program in Vermont prisons, and worked as a writer in residence in hundreds of elementary and secondary school classrooms throughout the country. Barry has authored several writing books including, But How Do You Teach Writing?, 51 Wacky We-Search Reports, After “The End“, Why We Must Run with Scissors, and Reviser’s Toolbox

SWP hosts annual conferences to provide quality staff development for educators in the upstate and across SC. Each session is expected to maintain a high quality of professional development providing our attendees information that can be useful in the classroom or school setting. Sessions are carefully selected to present a broad perspective of improving literacy across the grade spans and instructional areas.

You don’t want to miss this unforgettable event! Get your REGISTRATION in now!

Schedule of Events

3:00-3:50       Registration, Book Browsing* and Refreshments
4:00-4:50       Concurrent Sessions 1
5:00-5:50       Concurrent Sessions 2
6:00-7:00       Keynote Address: Barry Lane’s Literacy Caberet
7:00                Certificates for Recertification Credits Validated

**Discount Booksellers will be on-site with classroom and professional texts.

Registration is $45 per person. 

Early registration deadline to guarantee your place is October 14, 2011.

Please visit for links to ONLINE REGISTRATION, CALL FOR PROPOSALS and information on other SWP programs and events.  Contact with questions.