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The Military College of South Carolina

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Lowcountry Writing Project

Lowcountry Writing Project

The 2018 Lowcountry Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute will be held at The Citadel June 18 to July 13. Fifteen outstanding teachers from across the Lowcountry have been selected to participate. Although the application period for the 2018 Institute is over, we anticipate hosting another Institute in the Summer of 2019. Once those dates are set, we will post them here.

Teachers who successfully complete the Institute will receive FREE credit for two graduate courses at The Citadel: ENGL 550, Professional Writing, and EDUC 589, Writing Methods, which provides Read to Succeed credit for the Instructional Practices course (required for elementary teachers).

The 2018 Institute will involve:Low Country Writing Project

1) An orientation and goal-setting meeting with the participants, LWP co-directors, and partners prior to the Institute.

2) The first two weeks of the Institute—June 18 through June 28—will involve teachers’ exploring new writing genres and digital tools, listening to and providing peer presentations on high-quality writing instruction, and reading about research-based methods to support students’ writing. We will also try out many of these methods out for ourselves while receiving feedback from other expert teachers. During this time, we will ask participants to set goals for how they might integrate innovative supports for writing and literacy into their classroom or school contexts. We will also visit Mother Emanuel Church and the Isle of Palms as we consider the relationship between writing and place.

3) The third week of the Institute, which would be held July 9-13 will involve a Young Writers’ Camp sponsored by SC Humanities for both promising and struggling writers from downtown elementary and middle schools. The camp, which will be free for the students, will allow the teachers to try out some of the techniques and strategies we learned in the first two weeks of the Institute. In the afternoons, teachers will reconvene in order to reflect collaboratively upon our practice.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Rule Maxwell at

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The 2018 Invitational Summer Institute is sponsored by SC Humanities—a not-for-profit organization that aims to inspire, engage, and enrich South Carolinians—and by the South Carolina Arts Commission. 

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