About the Oregon Writing Project at SOU
The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) at SOU is dedicated to improving the writing abilities of students by strengthening the teaching and learning of writing, providing professional development programs for classroom teachers,and expanding the leadership roles of teachers.
OWP at SOU is one of five campus sites in Oregon and serves the southwest area of the state. OWP is affiliated with the National Writing Project and funded in part by the Federal Government. For more than twenty years, the National Writing Project has promoted and developed teacher-presenters, teacher-consultants, and teacher-leaders all across the United States.
These principles guide our work:
- Writing is fundamental to learning in all disciplines.
- Effective teachers of writing regularly writethemselves.
- Teachers learn best from other successful teachers.
- Universities, districts, and schools deepen their work through collaboration.
Check out some of our future events and projects, or scroll down to see our current events!
"Good argument!" coming April 15
The 2016-17 Teaching Argument-Writing Collaborative (TAWC) invites you a spring conference on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Join colleagues for a morning packed full of tips and strategies for teaching argument-writing in the middle/high school classroom.
Who: Teachers grades 6-12
Where: Southern Oregon University Stevenson Union
When: Saturday, April 15, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $30 (includes 5 PDUs and lunch)
To register: Download conference flyer [pdf], or register directly online. Registration deadline: April 1, 2017.
Summer 2017 Young Writers' Camps -- Registration available now!
We offer camps for elementary and middle school students who love to write! This year, also check out our Spanish Writing Camp, and our "college app camps" for entering seniors who want to polish an admissions essay before school starts in the fall. To register for one of the camps below, go directly to our registration page, or print out the .pdf flyer and mail in the registration form.
Medford Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 9-11; June 26-30, 2017. Location: Griffin Creek Elementary School
Medford Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 11-14; June 26-30, 2017. Location: Hedrick Middle School.
Medford Young Writers' Spanish Writing Camp [.pdf] Middle and high school students. June 26-30, 2017. Location: McLoughlin Middle School.
Ashland Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 11-14; June 19-23, 2017. Location: SOU Ashland campus.
College Application Essay Camp [.pdf] For incoming seniors. August 14-18, 2017. Location: North Medford High School.
College Application Essay Camp [.pdf] For incoming seniors. August 14-18, 2017. Location: South Medford High School.
Oregon Writing Project
English & Writing
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520