Writing Has No Boundaries: K-12 Conference on Writing 2020

Be inspired and empowered to use writing in your classroom! Join SNRPDP and SNWP for our first annual conference – April 24 & 25, 2020

About this Event

The Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP) has partnered with the Southern Nevada Writing Project (SNWP) to host a writing conference featuring sessions led by National Writing Project Teacher Consultants from across Nevada. Our vision is to empower and inspire K-12 educators to use writing in all areas of the curriculum in new and creative ways, not only to teach and learn, but to promote reflection, social emotional development and social action.

Location: Spring Valley High School (3750 South Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147)

Times: Friday, April 24 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 25 from 8 am – 5 pm

Credits: 12 hours for attending the entire conference, 15 hours for attending the entire conference and completing an additional 3 hours online

Cost: Early Bird–January 10 – March 9 — $15, After March 10 — $25

Register at http://bit.ly/WritingConference2020. Registration ends April 10.

For additional information please contact Saralyn Lasley at lasleys@rpdp.net.

Summer 2019 Camp

SNWP is proud to announce that registration for our Summer Youth Writing Camps opened on March 1, 2019.  Register before April 19 for the Early Bird discount to get the discount.  Registration closes May 24.

This summer, we are proud to announce the return of our camps for all age levels!  You can see descriptions of each camp below.  Dates, times, and locations can be viewed below or by clicking the “Register Here” button.

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Writing Fusion: Project Perspective! (Grades 1 – 6)

Our emphasis is on creating life-long writers who feel confident and comfortable in all steps of the writing process. Students of all ability levels will explore different genres and engage in various types of authentic writing activities to challenge them to grow as writers. This year’s camp will take students on a journey of discovery around the idea of perspective. Writers will look at point of view through the use of photograph, green screen, virtual reality, and drones.

Young Rebel Writers: Project Perspective! (Grade 7 – 8)

An exciting writing event just for middle school students grade 7-8.

  • Tell your stories through personal narratives, poems, and fiction.
  • Experiment with various genres and media available to writers.
  • Use writing to spread the word about community issues.
  • Share your voice and perspective with technology and photography.
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Rebel Writing (Grades 9  -12)

Working with experienced teachers who love writing, students will explore ways to make their writing meaningful, covering many genres from slam poetry to narrative. Walking field trips to local publishers and bookstores, guest speakers, and technology integration all add to the experience by showing how writing can be a powerful medium of expression. This writing camp seeks to challenge students to explore, collaborate, and grow through their work to produce purposeful writing that impacts others.

Kwame Alexander at Zeiter Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference

SNWP is proud to be a sponsor of the Gayle A. Zeiter Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference. This year, the featured author, Kwame Alexander, who is a poet, educator, and the New YorkTimes Bestselling author of 28 books, including Swing, Solo, and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery medal-
winning middle grade novel, The Crossover.

Sign-up today and join us on Thursday, March 7!

Tickets
$35 General Admission
$25 CCSD Teachers and Librarians & UNLV Faculty and Staff
$15 for UNLV Students

Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/Zeiter2019

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New Director Announcement

We are very excited to share that Dr. Sophie M. Ladd, a professor in residence at the UNLV, is the new director of Southern Nevada Writing Project! Dr. Ladd is a lifetime Nevadan whose research and teaching specializes in the inclusion of diverse children’s literature in literacy instruction for elementary, early literacy education for at-risk populations, multi-literacies and classroom pedagogy. Current Co-Directors, Amber Lehner and Ben Koch will continue in their current capacity supporting youth programs and professional development opportunities. Check out this UNLV.EDU article in which Dr. Ladd was recently featured.