The Seven Bridges Writing Project is a National Writing Project site located at the University of North Florida and serving the north Florida and southeastern Georgia regions.
We work with K-12 teachers, administrators, and district personnel to implement research-based writing pedagogies that engage students in writing and that help younger writers find greater voice in their work.
The Summer Institute
The Seven Bridges Writing Project hosts a Summer Institute in which we bring together local K-12 teachers, writing experts, and professors of education and of writing to explore ways of engaging students in writing.
The Seven Bridges Writing team consists of professors of education, professors of writing, and K-12 teachers who have been trained in our programs.
"This was by far the most engaging and relevant professional development I've ever had."
"I learned so much as a writer and teacher."
"My only critique about the Summer Institute: it was too short!"
"It was so interactive! It made me think of all the ways that I can make writing fun and engaging for the students."
"I think that offering this professional development to local schools...will help to spread the word about authentic student writing and the teaching of writing in a high stakes testing world."
A Teacher's creative writing response to the SBWP Summer Institute
Refreshing the Liberal Soul
~a haiku response to Dorie~
Water is precious,
an ongoing narrative,
a running thesis,
a smooth, soothing stream. . .
of consciousness, a current
flow that refreshes.
made from time and miracle,
Time, precious, is like
water, an unplanned comma,
bro-ken into its wayward parts:
Teachers, women, for
a brief moment, one lone male—
with hearts full of care, traverse
the seven bridges
arched over rivers
of words, thought, and hope that lead
to writing freedom.
~By Anjeanette Alexander-Smith