Writing Institute Starts Online August 25, 2021


SNWP invites all teachers of writing, no matter the age group or subject you teach, to join us this Fall Semester for the Writing Institute. The Institute is offered through UNLV’s College of Education as CIL-617. This is a three-credit graduate credit course.

If you are already a graduate student at UNLV or non-degree seeking graduate student, all you have to do is register for CIL 617!

If not, you need to complete these three steps:

  1. Apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student at UNLV. 
    • Click here for more information about that process.
    • Click here for the application link. 
  2. Complete the residency application for in-state tuition. 
  3. Register and pay for CIL 617 using MyUNLV portal.

Steps one and two should be completed ASAP, while step three can only be completed once those first steps are completed. It’s okay to complete step three in August.

Please reach out to Dr. Sophie Ladd at sophie.ladd@unlv.edu or Ben Koch benjamin.koch@unlv.edu for more information.

Congratulations Jessica Russell and VEGAS PBS!

SNWP congratulates Teacher-Consultant Jessica Russell (Writing Institute Summer 2010) and the VEGAS PBS team on their recent win of three Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. 

Jessica was the producer of the award winning “VEGAS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen”  (Arts/Entertainment) and producer and host of “Vegas PBS STEAM Camp” (Informational/Instructional). 

Congratulations Jessica and the VEGAS PBS team! 

Writing Institute Starts Online January 20, 2021

SNWP invites all teachers of writing, no matter the age group or subject you teach, to join us this Spring Semester for the Writing Institute. The Institute is offered through UNLV’s College of Education as CIL-617. This is a three-credit graduate credit course.

If you are already a graduate student at UNLV or non-degree seeking graduate student, all you have to do is register for CIL 617!

If not, you need to complete these three steps:

  1. Apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student at UNLV. 
    • Click here for more information about that process.
    • Click here for the application link. 
  2. Complete the residency application for in-state tuition. 
  3. Register and pay for CIL 617 using MyUNLV portal.

Steps one and two should be completed ASAP, while step three can only be completed once those first steps are completed. It’s okay to complete step three in January.

Please reach out to Dr. Sophie Ladd at sophie.ladd@unlv.edu or Ben Koch benjamin.koch@unlv.edu for more information.

SNWP Teacher Consultant and Author-Educator, Ruth Devlin, Featured in Educator Innovator CoLab Series

As a part of an ongoing series called “Beyond Storytime: A CoLab Series” Educator Innovator has invited children’s book authors, illustrators, and elementary educators to engage with one another in live conversations with a moderator that are live-streamed.

In one episode titled, “Creating a Picture Book as a Community of Collaborators” SNWP teacher consultant and author-educator Ruth Devlin was featured along with artist-illustrator-educator Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez, and editor Amy Bauman as they discuss the challenge and opportunities found in the creation of Ruth’s children’s picture book, Ants: Across, Around, and Through, from afar.

Click here to go directly to the episode “Creating a Picture Book as a Community of Collaborators” on Youtube.

Click here to see the full series of episodes at Educator Innovator.