Coastal Savannah Writing Project


Lesley Roessing


Donna Loyd

Associate Director

University Hall 269
Fax 912.344.3443

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Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP)

Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP) is hosted by the College of Education of Armstrong State University. CSWP was established in January 2010 as one of the 200+ National Writing Project sites hosted by college campuses across the country and, as its mission, focuses on sustained efforts to help teachers improve writing, reading, and learning for all learners. Now independent, CSWP retains its primary mission.

CSWP has the following primary goals:

  • to improve students' writing abilities by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the coastal area schools
  • to improve students' reading comprehension by improving the teaching and learning of reading strategies in the coastal area schools
  • provide professional development programs, for K-12 classroom teachers in all content areas on literacy topics: i.e., writing, reading, vocabulary, collaborative learning, through
    o half-day and full-day Saturday workshops and conferences
    o multi-day Summer institute(s)
    o school in-service
    o on-site coaching and demonstration lessons in K-12 classrooms

The Coastal Savannah Writing Project (CSWP) offers professional growth opportunities for Savannah and the Georgia-South Carolina coastal area teachers and advocates exemplary teaching of writing and use of writing for learning in our schools. CSWP is dedicated to helping primary, middle, and secondary school teachers build student success in literacy by offering summer institutes in writing and reading, professional development in-service offerings for schools, monthly Saturday Strategy Seminars, annual teacher conferences, and ongoing support for Summer Institute Fellows.

CSWP Workshops & Conferences

CSWP Professional Development

CSWP Summer Institutes in Writing

Teacher Resources