San Joaquin Valley Writing Project
San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) is dedicated to improving the quality of writing instruction in grades K-college in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera, and Mariposa counties. Each year a cadre of exceptional classroom teachers is selected through an interview process to participate in the Summer Invitational Institute at California State University, Fresno. Then these teachers become teacher consultants in the SJVWP and continue to work with the writing project in a variety of ways. They continue their own learning about writing instruction and they provide staff development and other types of mentoring in area schools. The SJVWP supports different programs for teachers throughout their professional careers. For more information, call Joanne McKay at (559) 278-0219.