Beginning at Angelo State in 2004, the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project has trained more than 400 teachers to improve writing instruction in their classrooms. In addition to the professional development of teachers, the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project offers creative writing programs for students grades 2–8.
The National Writing Project network consists of nearly 200 sites in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are 10 project sites in Texas, including the University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Texas State University.
The project provides programs to promote and improve writing and the teaching of writing. Founded in 1973, the National Writing Project is a successful education program that improves the quality of writing and learning in schools across the country through its professional development model of teachers-teaching-teachers.
Youth & Teen Writing Programs
PCWP Youth & Teen Writing Camps
Date and Time:
- July 8-20, 2024
- Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
- Where: Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
- Registration Cost: $150 per camper
Registration link coming soon.
Never Read Alone Virtual Camp
- Participants: Grades 5-8
- Date: March 25 - April 25, 2024
- Where: Online
- Registration Cost: Free
Friends of the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project
These generous supporters help the PCWP at Angelo State University by supporting the youth and teen writing camps with scholarships and camp supplies. They also support the other work of the PCWP, such as providing professional development for area teachers as well as opportunities for teacher leadership and connections to the greater network of Universities through the National Writing Project.
As a friend of the PCWP at Angelo State, you:
Provide Camp Scholarships. Every summer we welcome local K-12 students to writing camps at Angelo State. These camps not only provide students with the opportunity to build stronger writing skills, but also form lasting positive bonds between the youngsters and Angelo State University.
Purchase Resources. Friends’ gifts provide books, snacks, t-shirts, and other materials for the writing camps.
Facilitate National Writing Project Affiliation. The National Writing Project offers grants, and provides leadership training for its member projects across the United States.
Support Other Works of the Project. The PCWP supports the College of Education Journal, Educator Perspectives. The PCWP also offers leadership and training opportunities for current teachers, and future teachers within the Teacher Education department at ASU.
- Camp Scholarship Donor: $150
- Camp Duo Scholarship Donor: $300
- Pearl Patron: $1000
- Pearl Partner: Any donation amount