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! 

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.

New 2021 Dates Announced for Writing Has No Boundaries: K-12 Conference on Writing

Be inspired and empowered to use writing in your classroom! Join SNRPDP and SNWP for our first annual conference – on April 16 & 17, 2021!

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: Virtual!

Times: Friday, April 16 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 17 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

Registration is currently closed. Those already registered will automatically be transferred to the new dates. We anticipate reopening registration for the few remaining spots later this fall or winter.

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

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.