Self-described as "
(UT Org)- The Heart of Texas Writing Project- UT Austin
What is The Heart of Texas Writing Project?
The Heart of Texas Writing Project is a site of the National Writing Project promoted by the United States Government to respond to the literacy education needs of the country. This project seeks to improve the teaching and learning of reading, writing and 21st century literacy skills by providing in-service professional development to schools and districts, hosting one day workshops for teachers throughout the school year, hosting an intensive four week summer institute, sponsoring child and teen summer writing camps, and maintaining a dedicated group of literacy professionals in the community. Teachers also meet in different study groups around the Austin area to discuss student work and books they have read. The workshops and summer institute have two main focuses: firstly, to learn how to better teach reading and writing and secondly, to work on your own reading and writing. The Heart of Texas Writing Project mainly works with Austin Independent School District (AISD), Round Rock ISD, Taylor ISD, Leander ISD, Lake Travis ISD, and Del Valle ISD.
The mission of The Heart of Texas Writing Project is to improve the teaching and student experience in the areas of literacy, reading and writing in the greater Austin area. The Heart of Texas Writing Project also believes that teachers learn best from other teachers and utilize this belief in facilitating all of their professional development pieces. "
Read more at http://www.heartoftexaswritingproject.org/index.html