In collaboration with Alamance Community College, UNCG will soon create the Piedmont Voices National Writing Project (PVNWP) site, to help teachers and students from the surrounding communities become better writers and writing teachers. That makes UNCG one of only four institutions in the state to host a National Writing Project, and Piedmont Voices is the only one that is a partnership between a university and community college.
As part of the NWP network, Piedmont Voices will provide professional development for teachers by teachers. They will have opportunities to focus on their own writing and to learn new ways of teaching writing to students from kindergarten through college.
The Piedmont Voices Writing project will be co-directed by Jeanie Reynolds, Director of English Education at UNCG, and Courtney Doi, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at ACC. Reynolds has experience with the NWP from the UNC-Charlotte Writing Project site, and Doi was the director of a mini-institute in the Alamance/Burlington School System.
The Piedmont Voices Writing Project will begin this summer with a summer program for K-16 teachers. Teachers are encouraged to apply for Piedmont Voices Writing Project’s first Invitational Summer Institute on the ACC campus from June 26-29 and July 10-13. Virtual meetings will occur the week of July 3. Teachers will receive a stipend for their work and will earn three graduate-level credits from UNCG. Applications are accepted at http://tinyurl.com/pvwritingproject and the deadline is March 17.