Earn Affordable College Credit

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The San José Area Writing Project offers pre- and in-service teachers the opportunity to join a Professional Learning Community (PLC) through the Super Saturday series. In these PLCs participants engage in professional conversation and collaboration, while earning reasonably priced graduate-level credit and developing teacher-leader skills.

Another way to earn college level credits is in Summer Open Programs.  These are four-day events led by some of our top teacher consultants at grade level ranging from K-12. For more information about summer open programs, click here.

SJSU Students

Super Saturdays

There will be two PLC cohorts, one for K-6 and a second for 6-12 teachers. Both will be led by SJAWP Associate Directors.

All PLC participants will attend all three Super Saturdays in a season. In addition, PLC members will attend cohort meetings. For $150, participants will earn one unit of graduate credit by attending three Super Saturdays in a season, participating in the first two PLC cohort meetings, and completing the written requirements. For $300, participants will earn two units of graduate credit by attending three Super Saturdays in a season, participating in all PLC cohort meetings, and completing the written requirements. For $450, participants will earn three units of graduate credit by attending all three Super Saturdays in a season, participating in all PLC cohort meetings, and completing the written requirements. See below for specific credit requirements.

 

Please “register” here. It is a free ticket that lets us know you plan to attend the PLC. During the Super Saturday, Jonathan Lovell will register you for units of college credit with SJSU.

Three Units

Three upper-division/graduate-level semester units are available for $450 (includes registration fees for Saturday Seminars) after joining the Professional Learning Community. The SJAWP provides PLCs that offer pre–service and in–service teachers the opportunity to participate in professional conversation and collaboration, while earning reasonably priced graduate level credit.

  • Join the Professional Learning Community by February 2, 2019

  • Attend three Saturday Seminars in a season

  • Participate in all PLC cohort meetings

  • Submit 7 pages of lesson plans and reflection

    • 2 pages must be reflection

    • The other 5 pages can be any combination of lesson plans and/or additional reflection (i.e. a participant may submit 2 pages of reflection + 5 pages lessons, or 3 pages of reflection + 4 pages of lessons, etc.)

Two Units

Two upper-division/graduate-level semester units are available for $300 (includes registration fees for Saturday Seminars) after joining the Professional Learning Community. The SJAWP provides PLCs that offer pre–service and in–service teachers the opportunity to participate in professional conversation and collaboration, while earning reasonably priced graduate level credit.

  • Join the Professional Learning Community by February 2, 2019

  • Attend three Saturday Seminars in a season

  • Participate in all PLC cohort meetings

  • Submit 5 pages of lesson plans and reflection

    • 2 pages must be reflection

    • The other 3 pages can be any combination of lesson plans and/or additional reflection (i.e. a participant may submit 2 pages of reflection + 3 pages lessons, or 3 pages of reflection + 2 pages of lessons, etc.)

One Unit (Unit of Credit)

One upper-division/graduate-level semester unit is available for $150 (includes registration fees for Saturday Seminars).

  • Join the Professional Learning Community by February 2, 2019

  • Attend three Saturday Seminars in a season

  • Participate in the first 2 PLC cohort meetings

  • Submit 3 pages of lesson plans and reflection

    • 2 pages must be reflection

    • The other page can be a lesson plan or an additional page of reflection

Summer Open Programs

The San Jose Area Writing Project is proud host Summer Open Professional Development for Educators. Summer Open Programs are four-day events led by some of our top teacher consultants who are experts in writing instruction.

All programs will be offered for two units of credit at $150 per unit, a total of $300. Participants can elect to add a third unit by writing an “extra credit” paper for $150 (a total of $450).Please note that your Eventbrite tickets will indicate no charge, however you will pay your registration to SJSU during the Summer Open Session. Learn more.

Invitational Summer Institute

Become a teacher consultant and join our cadre of teacher leaders!


If you are a teacher who looks forward to summer as an opportunity for personal growth and professional development, with ample time for reflection and without the pressures of the school year, welcome to this Invitational Summer Institute.

Perhaps the best reason to attend the ISI is the camaraderie you will experience with other teachers who love teaching and who are looking to stretch and grow their writing instruction. The relationships you develop with your fellow participants will last a life time.

The writing project can be your place to refresh, to rethink, to reconnect.

 

SJSU Students

Students currently enrolled at SJSU can either volunteer for $10 (waived for students on financial aid) or earn college units by participating in the Super Saturdays and enrolling in ENGL 180, Individual Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Jen Johnson: jennifer.k.johnson@sjsu.edu

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