Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia

College of Education


Coastal Savannah Writing Project



Lesley Roessing

University Hall 231
Fax 912.344.3436

Professional Development

Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP) focuses on the mission of improving the teaching of writing and improving the use of writing by offering high-quality professional development programs for educators, in the coastal region of South Carolina and Georgia,  at all grade levels, K–12 and across the curriculum.

CSWP holds summer institutes in writing and reading to develop a leadership cadre of local teachers delivering customized in-service programs and workshops for local schools and institutions providing continuing education and research opportunities and support for teachers.

The Coastal Savannah Writing Project's professional development programs are tailored to suit the needs and interests of individual schools and districts. CSWP can provide interactive in-services during the school day or summer months, on-site coaching, assistance with curriculum and planning, Saturday workshops, and fall and spring conferences on the Armstrong campus. CSWP also offers GADOE-approved and registered Professional Learning Unit courses for certification renewal credit. A fee schedule is available upon request.

Included in offerings for professional development in-­services, workshops and consultations are:

  • Writing to Learn: Reader Response to Increase Comprehension of Complex Text and Meet CCSS in Reading and Writing, K-12 (offered as 2 half-day or 1 whole-day)
  • Steps and Strategies for Teaching, not Assigning, Writing, K-12
  • Strategies to Meet Common Core State Standards in Narrative Writing, K-12
  • Teaching 6-Trait Writing through Daily Focus Lessons
  • Strategies to Meet Common Core State Standards in Informative Writing, K-12
  • Strategies to Meet Common Core State Standards in Opinion Writing, K-5
  • Strategies to Meet Common Core State Standards in Argument Writing, 6-12
  • Teaching through Writing Workshop in the K-12 Classroom
  • Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Across the Curriculum, 4-12
  • Implementing and Managing Reader Workshop in the K-12 Classroom
  • Strategies to Teach Vocabulary and Word Study, K-12
  • A Grammar & Punctuation Refresher for Teachers


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