[ skip to content ]


Tidewater Writing Project

The Tidewater Writing Project is a satellite of the Virginia Writing Project and a part of the larger network of the National Writing Project. Located in the College of Education at Old Dominion University, the project has the following general aims:

1. To attract teachers of all subject areas K-12, who are interested in improving student writing in their schools;

2. To enable those teachers to come together for several weeks in the summer to explore research on the teaching of writing, various approaches to writing instruction, and alternative models for evaluating writing;

3. To assist teachers in improving their own writing;

4. To develop a corps of teacher consultants in the writing project who can work with other teachers toward improving student writing in all school subjects.

To be selected for the summer institute, one must fill out an application and mail three copies of it to:

Dr. Kaavonia Hinton-Johnson
Tidewater Writing Project
College of Education, Rm. 161-11
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-5958 (office)
(757) 683-5862 (fax)
khintonj@odu.edu (e-mail)

As an affiliate of the National Writing Project, the Tidewater Writing Project is an authorized program of the No Child Left Behind Act.